Virginia Opera presents Mozart's effervescent Marriage of Figaro at George Mason University Center for the Arts, Friday evening, April 19th at 8 and Sunday afternoon, April 21st at 2. Stephen Smith, Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, makes his conducting debut with Virginia Opera for this production directed by Lilian Groag. Classical WETA's Nicole Lacroix discusses the high (and low) points of the opera with Jeffrey Tucker, who plays Dr. Bartolo, and Resident Conductor Adam Turner. For more information on Figaro, sung in Italian with English titles, visit vaopera.org.
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