Lerner & Loewe’s treasured musical My Fair Lady has been a mainstay of American theater since its hit debut on Broadway in 1956 and its classic 1964 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. Featuring memorable characters from all walks of life, this musical has made an indelible impact on generations of musical theater lovers.


Eliza Doolittle, a spirited but impoverished woman in Edwardian London, enlists the help of curmudgeonly professor Henry Higgins to improve her station in life, but things do not go quite as she had planned. Sharin Apostolou, who was praised by the New York Times for her "bright [and] confident" performance in Glimmerglass Festival's Carousel (2014), makes her Ash Lawn Opera debut as the exuberant Eliza, facing off against Curt Olds, called a "showstopper" by The Denver Post, as Higgins. With a delightful score, witty dialogue, and extravagant costumes, this beguiling musical will charm audiences of all ages. Read more about our production here.



Eliza Doolittle Sharin Apostolou
Henry Higgins Curt Olds

Freddy Eynsford-Hill

Dominic Armstrong
Alfred Doolittle Stephanos Tsirakoglou
Colonel Pickering Dan Stern
Karpathy Joe Duquette
Conductor Andy Anderson
Director Daniel Witzke


Tickets available at The Paramount Theater Box Office

www.theparamount.net | (434) 979-1333

Box Office hours: 10 am- 2 pm, M-F


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Watch an exclusive sneak peek of at the Principal Artists of My Fair Lady


Michelle Krisel, Artistic Director, provides a behind the scenes peek at the principal singers in rehearsal.

There are only five chances to see My Fair Lady!


August 1 at 7:30 pm, August 2 at 2 pm, August 5 at 7:30 pm*,
August 7 at 7:30 pm, and August 8 at 2 pm
Purchase tickets today at The Paramount Theater Box Office
Online, by phone at (434) 979-1333 or in person
Box Office Hours 10 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday
$12 for Youth (12 & under), $16.50 for Students (with I.D.)
$47, $59, $75, $90^ for Adults
* mid-week discount available

^ $90 patron ticket includes intermission reception

Highlights from Madama Butterfly!

Cio-Cio San (Eleni Calenos). Photo by Natalie Krovetz

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Carol Cooper in memory of Philip Cooper

Madama Butterfly in the Media

Click here to watch a recent NBC29 story on KidsFest,

Ash Lawn Opera's largest annual education event.

Click here to watch a recent Newsplex story on Madama Butterfly, with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of our orchestra, costumes, and singers in rehearsal



“To me, it’s the perfect marriage of drama and music. [...] Even if you didn’t understand a word of this drama, you’d understand it from the music.” - Artistic Director Michelle Krisel


Click here to read the Daily Progress' great piece on Madama Butterfly!
Cio-Cio San (Eleni Calenos) and Pinkerton (Jason Slayden). Photo by Natalie Krovetz
"That to me is the definition of opera: how to express a character through both voice and acting, and it's all in the music" - Krisel
Click here to listen to Krisel's interview with WTJU's Allen Hench.

"Believe it or not, we have 103 people coming to Charlottesville this season [...] So this is really a huge Charlottesville effort." - Ash Lawn Opera Executive Director Kevin O'Halloran


WINA recently interviewed O'Halloran and Krisel. Click here to listen!



“I think we should feel proud as Charlottesville residents that we’ve been able to sustain a professional opera company that [...] has become a very fine regional presence.” - Kevin O'Halloran


O'Halloran, Krisel, and Butterfly scenic designer Charles Murdock Lucas were recently interviewed by the C-Ville Weekly. Click here to read more!



"The music suddenly captures us in a way that's almost like a painting [...] but there's a lot of places in this piece where we have a sense of awe." - Madama Butterfly conductor Steven Jarvi


Madama Butterfly Maestro Jarvi and Stage Director Daniel Rigazzi were recently interviewed by WTJU's Allen Hench. Click here to listen!

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