2015 Summer Season
Friday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 12 at 2 pm
Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 pm
Carol Cooper in memory of Philip Cooper
Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 2 at 2 pm
Wednesday, August 5 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 8 at 2 pm
Ash Lawn Opera is proud to present perennial favorites Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and My Fair Lady (Lerner & Loewe) at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. Madama Butterfly, presented in July, tells an epic story of all-consuming love and ultimate betrayal, set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing Japan at the turn of the twentieth century. Puccini’s soaring, heartbreaking score has made Butterfly one of the most beloved works in the operatic canon.
Presented in August, My Fair Lady is the charming tale of a spirited but impoverished woman in Edwardian London who enlists the help of a curmudgeonly professor to improve her station in life. With its beguiling musical numbers and extravagant costumes, this Lerner & Loewe musical 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 casts made up of some of the brightest rising stars in the operatic firmament, including singers from The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, and Glimmerglass Festival, Ash Lawn Opera's 2015 Summer Season will be a delight for audiences of all ages!
Tickets available soon at The Paramount Box Office!