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 […]

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, […]

Meet International Star Cassandra Velasco

Our summer season starts this Sunday at The Paramount Theater with Così fan tutte!  Featured in Così is Cassandra Zoe Velasco, a Mexican opera star who will perform Dorabella.  Velasco is said to have an “authentic mezzo voice, with warm and dark color” and has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, as well as […]