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|
|Alfred Doolittle||Stephanos Tsirakoglou|
|Colonel Pickering||Dan Stern|
Tickets available at The Paramount Theater Box Office
www.theparamount.net | (434) 979-1333
Box Office hours: 10 am- 2 pm, M-F
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!
^ $90 patron ticket includes intermission reception
Highlights from Madama Butterfly!
Check out these behind-the-scenes videos!
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
"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!
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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