Provided by Shakespeare Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia
Shakespeare Opera Theatre is pleased to announce performances of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with orchestral incidental music by Felix Mendelssohn.
Preview performances will be at Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, on August 26 at 8:00 p. m. and August 27 at 7:00 p. m.
Performances will be at The Ernst Cultural Center Theater in Annandale, September 1 and 2 at 8:00 p. m, and September 3 at 3:00 p. m..
Final performances will be held at The Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater in Manassas, September 9 at 8:00 p. m., and September 10 at 3:00 p. m.
Founder Dr. Lori Lind’s dream of bringing opera and classical theater together brought Shakespeare Opera Theatre to life. Now in its third season, Shakespeare Opera Theatre performed Verdi’s Falstaff, with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in 2016, and offered “Much Ado About Nothing” alongside Berlioz’s “Beatrice and Benedict” in the inaugural season in 2015. Their mission as a non-profit performing arts organization is to enrich the community by presenting the works of Shakespeare in story and song. The unique nature of our combination of classical music and classical theater provides an incomparable experience for both our audiences and our artists.
The Shakespeare Opera Theatre also fosters education through Master Classes, visits to schools, and involvement of the most gifted high school and college students in their productions both onstage and through shadowing and assisting administrative and technical staff. They provide high quality performances for all ages in Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier and Fairfax Counties. Their aim is to continue to have a vital role in the cultural life of the region, enhancing, enriching, and entertaining the communities of Northern Virginia.
According to The Washington Post, Shakespeare Opera Theatre has “A concept that’s clever and performers who give their all.” For tickets and more information visit shakespeareoperatheatre.com or email [email protected].
Interested sponsors are asked to donate free tickets to first responders and military personnel and their families.