Victory Hall Opera

Victory Hall Opera

Soapstone is a rock found in only a few places on earth – in Alaska, Brazil, Finland and Central Virginia.  Over the years, industry took 600,000 tons of it from quarries in Nelson County.  Now, two of those quarries have been turned into a garden of native plants, and this summer that garden will host a surprising performance.

Victory Hall Opera

COVID has put the kibosh on most live performances in this country, but an opera produced in Charlottesville will go on in an unusual way. 

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Opera celebrates the human voice in song, so it might seem like a contradiction to stage an opera for people who can’t hear.  In fact, that’s what Charlottesville’s Victory Hall Opera intends to do tonight (February 27).

Victory Hall Opera

Halloween is not normally associated with opera, but in Charlotteville, where the holiday is celebrated with enthusiasm, one local opera company is planning a special production. 

Victory Hall Opera

Thomas Jefferson spent much of his life designing, building and rebuilding his home – Monticello.  It’s a house with many tales to tell, and at the end of May a local opera company intends to sing some of them in a first-of-its-kind performance.