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11th Anniversary Season Performances

Next on Stage!


Available Sept. 1, 2015


Passion, infidelity and tragic fate wrapped in gorgeous melodies by Bizet

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3pm

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

Creative Team and Principal Cast:
Conductor: Peter Leonard
Stage Director: Dean Anthony
Light Design: David Latham
Wig/Makeup Design: Sondra Nottingham
Set Coordinator: Roland Guidry
Costume Design: Glenn Avery Breed
Costume Provider: Wardrobe Witchery
Costume Coordinator: Aaron Chvatal
Assistant Conductor: Christopher Ray
Chorus Master: Randall Speer
Children’s Chorus: Peggy Howell (Cantate)
Assistant Costumer: Liz Sheehan-Cole
Stage Manager: Adam Fulmer
Carmen: Elise Quagliata
Don José: Jon Burton
Escamillo: Michael Redding
Micaëla: Hailey Clark
Zuniga: Andrew Potter
Frasquita: Audra Casebier
Mercédès: Brooke Larimer
Le Remendado: Mark Craig
El Dancairo: Colin Levin
Moralès: John East

Hansel & Gretel

90 minute family opera in association with the Academy of Fine Arts (tickets will be sold by the AFA)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
January 29, 30 & 31, 2016

AFA Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Corner of 5th & Commerce Streets, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Tickets Available Directly from the Academy of Fine Arts:
Friday, 7:30pm  

Saturday, 3:00pm  

Sunday, 2:00pm
Available Sept. 1, 2015

Don Pasquale

Donizetti’s delightful romantic comedy - opera buffa at its best!

Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm & Sunday, April 10 at 3pm

AFA Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, Corner of 5th & Commerce Streets, Lynchburg, VA 24504

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and Stop Bully

Fall 2015

Elementary Schools & Community Venues across Central Virginia
Call the office at 434-528-3397 to book a free performance or to inquire about a Random Act of Culture (ten minute opera pop-up) at your business

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini

November 9, 2014

Puccini's tragic masterpiece.  Joining Maestro Carmine Aufiero and stage director, John Harris, is a wonderful cast including Camille Zamora and Jeffrey Gwaltney as Mimi and Rodolfo; Sarah Heltzel and Corey Crider as Musetta and Marcello, Dimitrie Lazich as Schaunard, and Wayne Kompelien as Benoit and Alcindoro. Dr. Randy Spear will direct the adult chorus, and Peggy Howell will prepare members of Cantate Children’s and Youth Choir.
Principal Cast and Creative Team:  
Conductor: Carmine Aufiero
Stage Director: John Harris
Light Design/TD: David Latham (set from Florida State University)
Make-up Design: Sondra Nottingham
Costume Coordinator: Aaron Chvatal (costumes from Pensacola Opera)
Chorus Master: Randy Speer (Randolph, Liberty, community members)
Children’s Chorus: Peggy Howell (Cantate)
Rehearsal Pianist: Rachel Zapata
Stage Manager: Carrington Konow
Mimi: Camille Zamora
Rodolfo: Jeffrey Gwaltney
Musetta: Sarah Heltzel
Marcello: Corey Crider
Schaunard: Dimitrie Lazich
Colline: Nathaniel Mattingly
Benoit/Alcindoro: Wayne Kompelien
Parpignol: Jason Heard
Sargeant: John East
Buy TicketsTickets: Available on our website

The Marriage of Figaro

March 20 & 22, 2015

Academy of Fine Arts Warehouse Theater

Mozarts's entertaining comedy

Baroque & Beyond Concert

May 2, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Opera on the James building, 701 Main Street, Lynchburg.  $10 at the door, free for students. Artists include: Ursula Kuhar, Brendan Daly, Marcia Thom-Kaley, John East and Anna Billias. Music includes substantial sets from the early and recent operas by Handel, Gluck, Purcell and Bernstein and songs by Williams, Arlen, Rodgers and others. Join us for a relaxed event with an interesting mix of beautiful, little-heard music and favorites.  

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