Tickets are now on sale for MIDDLEMARCH IN SPRING!

Charlottesville Opera, the recently renamed Ash Lawn Opera, kicks off its 40th season with the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, a new chamber opera that asks the question: Does love get a second chance? With powerful imagery and compelling music, Middlemarch in Spring evokes an unforgettable spring in the English town of […]

Join us for our annual Valentine Luncheon on Feb. 16!

Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera Transformed invites you to our annual VALENTINE LUNCHEON on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 11 am to 1 pm, at Glenmore Country Club, 1750 Piper Way, Keswick. Celebrate our 40th Season and hear about the exciting changes at the Opera. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek at […]

Charlottesville Opera: Ash Lawn Opera Transformed

Ash Lawn Opera becomes Charlottesville Opera to mark 40th, and most ambitious, season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2016 Contact: Lydia Zodda, 434.293.4500 Ash Lawn Opera, Charlottesville, Virginia’s premier opera company for 40 years, will become Charlottesville Opera in 2017. Imagine 1978: the downtown mall had just opened in Charlottesville and […]

This holiday season, give the gift of music

November 29 is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving. For 40 years, Ash Lawn Opera has been the premier opera company and active arts community member in Charlottesville, and hope you will consider supporting us this holiday season. Want to know how you can get involved? Donate to Charlottesville’s opera company […]

Why Become an Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist or Apprentice Singer?

There’s only one month left to apply to become an Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist/Apprentice Singer! Want to know why you should join us? Find out more below! Lots of great performance opportunities Our Young Artists and Apprentice Singers perform many supporting and comprimario roles in our mainstage productions, as well […]

Join us for Richmond Symphony’s Romeo and Juliet on November 13!

Featuring Ash Lawn Opera alumna Kathryn Leemhuis (Carousel) Ash Lawn Opera invites you to a special excursion to see Richmond Symphony perform Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet, presented at 3 pm on Sunday, November 13 at the Carpenter Theatre in downtown Richmond. Kathryn Leemhuis, who received rave reviews as Carrie in Ash […]

Highlights from the 2016 Summer Season

Our 2016 Summer Season was filled with beautiful music, incredible singers, and memorable productions. On behalf of all of us at Ash Lawn Opera, thank you to everyone who made the season possible: over 100 artists, technicians, and designers who came to Charlottesville for the summer; our two show sponsors, […]