Virginia Opera to visit Historic Battersea for outdoor concert

virginia operaBattersea Foundation will host Arias and Duets with the Virginia Opera on Sunday, June 5th at the Historic Villa located at 1289 Upper Appomattox Lane, Petersburg.

This concert is FREE and open to the public, thanks to a generous gift from the Elmwood Fund.  The gates will open at 4:00 with the performance beginning at 5:30. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Beer, wine, sodas, snacks and ice cream will be available to purchase.

Virginia Opera, in its 41st year of operation, is known and respected nationwide for the identification and presentation of the finest young artists, for the musical and dramatic integrity of its productions, and for the ingenuity and variety of its education and outreach programs.

The company has a working budget of $5.3 million and produces 28 mainstage performances, reaching nearly 60,000 attendees annually.

Virginia Opera is the only opera company in North America to perform a full season of opera in three metropolitan markets and to reach more than 150,000 students and community members each year through its innovative Education and Community Outreach Program.

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