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13th Anniversary Season Performances

We hope you’ll join us for our 2017-2018 Season, The Treasure Box!

Don Giovanni

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3pm

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

Don Giovanni, the ultimate seducer, has been thrilling opera audiences for over 200 years! Sexuality and danger dominate Mozart’s enduring masterpiece, all serving to showcase the skills of our rogue protagonist Don Giovanni. Considered by many to be the greatest opera ever written, Don Giovanni deftly balances comedy and tragedy with unforgettable music. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Conductor: Peter Leonard
Stage Director: John Dan Harris
Technical Director: David Latham
Designer: Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann
Costume Coordinator: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant TD/Lead Carpenter: Andrew Dillard
Chorus Master: Jeremy Craft
Wig and Makeup Artist: Maggie Caudhill
Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist: Daniel Wyneken
Stage Manager: Kaley Smith
Accompanist: Dan Wyneken
Don Giovanni: Kevin Wetzel
Leporello: Calvin Griffin
Donna Anna: Ariana Wyatt
Don Ottavio: Tyler Nelson
Donna Elvira: Sarah Heltzel
Masetto: Evan Bravos
Zerlina: Mary-Hollis Hundley
Il Commendatore: Wayne Kompelien

Dueling Divas & Desserts

A special event to benefit Opera on the James

Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm

Oakwood Country Club, Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA

Enjoy exquisite desserts, cheese, wine, and performances by the talented artists of Opera on the James’ Cinderella. An entertaining evening of operatic proportions with great food, music, and auction at Oakwood Country Club.

Tickets are $75 each ($40 of which is tax-deductible) and can be purchased by calling 434.528.3397.

Please click HERE to see a list of live & silent auction items!

Artists:
Thomas Getty, Music Director/Pianist
Audra Casebier, Soprano
Kristin Behrmann, Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie Delphis, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Hupp, Baritone
Christopher Nelson, Tenor
 
(Tickets only available from the Academy)

Cinderella – one hour family version

Sung in English
(Tickets only available from the Academy Center of the Arts)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 1pm and 3:30pm

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

Tickets only sold by the Academy: call 434-846-8499 or CLICK HERE.

Rossini’s Cinderella presents the story of the beloved princess but not as you might have heard it before. The evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. A one-hour family presentation showcasing a magical transformation and the power of true love that will engage audiences of all ages. Sung in English, the production is co-presented with the Academy Center of the Arts.

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Music Director: Thomas Getty
Stage Director: Cecelia Schieve
Costume/Wig Design: Aaron Chvatal
Ramiro: Christopher Nelson
Cinderella: Kristin Behrmann
Sister 1: Audra Casebier
Sister 2: Sophie Delphis
Dandini: Brian Hupp
Alidoro: Karl Lindevaldsen
 

Cosi fan tutte

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3pm

Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Academy Center of the Arts, 519 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA

Two conspirators don disguises to test the faithfulness of their fiancées—and soon the game is on! Will the women fall for their new suitors? And if they do, who is really to blame? This quirky comedy endures as one of opera’s most astute masterpieces, distinguished by a steady stream of stunning melody—some of the most beautiful music Mozart ever wrote. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

For tickets, click HERE or call 434-528-3397. (Student discount tickets only available by phone.)

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Conductor: Peter Leonard
Stage Director: Helena Binder
Lighting Designer/Technical Director: David Latham
Set Designer: Teddy Moore
Wig/Makeup Design: Sondra Nottingham
Costume Design: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant TD/Lead Carpenter: Andrew Dillard
Assistant Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist: Thomas Getty
Stage Manager: Savannah Kurtz
Despina: Rebecca Shorstein
Dorabella: Brooke Larimer
Fiordiligi: Rachel Hall
Ferrando: Tom Carle
Guglielmo: Zachary Read
Don Alfonso: Nathaniel Mattingly

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