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12th Anniversary Season Performances

Season Subscriptions available NOW! Call 434-528-3397.
(Student discount tickets are also only available by phone.)

Next on Stage!




Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3pm

E.C. Glass Civic Auditorium, 2111 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24501

Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Lamar Cecil

A curse fractures the lives of a court jester and his innocent daughter, Gilda. Rigoletto is an action-packed journey of seduction, ridicule, betrayal and bitter revenge. An iconic melodrama of complex characters and brilliant music with just one opportunity to witness it all come together!

Click HERE to buy tickets (online sales for RIGOLETTO will end at noon on November. 6th. After that, tickets will only be available in the lobby of E.C. Glass starting at 2pm. Student discounts will only be available at the door).

Creative Team and Principal Cast:  
Conductor: Peter Leonard
Stage Director: Cindy Oxberry
Technical Director: David Latham
Wig/Makeup Design: Sondra Nottingham
Set Designer G. Alan Rusnak
Set provider: New Orleans Opera Association
Costume Design: Glenn Avery Breed
Costume Coordinator: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant TD/Lead Carpenter Andrew Dillard
Chorus Master: Randall Speer
Wig and Makeup Artist: Maggie Caudhill
Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist Emily Watson
Stage Manager: Kaley Smith
Rigoletto: W. Andrew Stuckey
Gilda: Yunnie Park
Duke of Mantua: Mackenzie Whitney
Sparafucile: Brandon Coleman
Maddalena: Jennifer Lazarz
Giovanna: Kimberly Hilton
Count Ceprano: John East
Matteo Borsa: Christopher Lucier
Count Monterone: Wayne Kompelien
Marullo: Colin Levin

The Magic Flute

Sung in English.
(Tickets available from the performance venues, not Opera on the James.)

Saturday, January 28, 2017: The Prizery, South Boston, VA

Sunday, January 29, 2017: Academy Center of the Arts Warehouse Theatre

A handsome prince, with his magic flute and comic sidekick Papageno, searches for love, truth and a kidnapped princess. A presentation of this classic Mozart opera, with a meet the cast reception immediately following the happy ending!

PLEASE NOTE: there will be two performances held at two different locations, dates & times.

The Prizery, 700 Bruce Street, South Boston, VA (Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2pm): Click HERE for Prizery tickets.

Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Academy Center of the Arts, Commerce and Fifth Street, Lynchburg VA (Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3pm): Click HERE for Academy tickets.


Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3pm

Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Academy Center of the Arts, Commerce and Fifth Street, Lynchburg VA

Sponsored by The Honorable Senator & Mrs. Elliot Schewel

Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff concocts a scheme to seduce two wealthy wives of Windsor and grab their riches. His plot quickly unravels in a series of elaborate pranks as the women enlist everyone to outwit the old rascal. The comic highlight of the season!

Click HERE to buy tickets online (discounted Season Subscriptions and Student tickets are only available by calling 434-528-3397).

Cabaret 2017 – Madama Butterfly’s Garden

A special event to benefit Opera on the James.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Academy Center of the Arts, Commerce Street, Lynchburg VA

Celebrate spring and opera in the magical setting of Madama Butterfly’s Garden. This year‘s opera cabaret will be a spectacular evening of music, food and auctions with superb performances of arias, ensembles and musical surprises. Tickets are $125 each ($50 of which is tax-deductible) and can be purchased by calling 434-528-3397.  

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