mainstage opera: armida by joseph haydn (1784; Virginia Premiere)
NOVEMBER 1, 3 & 5, 2019
7:30pm - 9:30pm*
*Pre-show talk with Director Miriam Gordon-Stewart at 7:00pm before each performance.
Belmont Arts Collaborative (221 Carlton Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902) Click here for map.
Free parking is available at the venue, as well as on Carlton Rd.
Haydn’s greatest and most original opera gets the VHO treatment, as we ask: what if the real drama happens offstage? Written for a travelling opera troupe in the 1780s, VHO tells this soldier’s tale of courage, conflict and confusion through the lens of a love triangle between colleagues on a tour of Armida - that threatens to derail their lives.
Directed by Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Conducted by Christine Brandes
Performed in a new chamber arrangement by Brenda Patterson.
Armida is generously sponsored by The Music Academy of the West 2019 Alumni Enterprise Award, The Virginia Commission for the Arts/ The National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Sponsor MarieBette Café and Bakery and by FIREFLY Bar + Restaurant.