mainstage opera: armida by joseph haydn (1784; Virginia Premiere)
NOVEMBER 1, 3 & 5, 2019
Haydn’s greatest and most original opera, about a soldier gone AWOL in the crusades, gets the VHO treatment. Written for a travelling opera troupe in the 1780s, VHO tells this soldier’s tale of courage, conflict and confusion through the lens of the lives of our own opera troupe.
Directed by Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Conducted by Christine Brandes
Performed in a new chamber arrangement by Brenda Patterson.
ALL DETAILS AND TICKETS COMING SOON
Armida is generously sponsored by The Music Academy of the West 2019 Alumni Enterprise Award, and by Artist Sponsor MarieBette Café and Bakery.