The Tales Of Hoffmann find their inspiration from the short stories of the 19th century German composer, painter, caricaturist, and author E.T.A. Hoffmann, wherein Hoffmann himself is the protagonist.
Everlasting, steadfast beacon, she moves in phases of renewal. The moon. We stand in her sanctuary. We tell stories of moments that change the human complexion, moments that are unanticipated but challenge us to stand up and be counted. This is the story about a moment. This is the story of Rosa Parks. In The Learn More
This is a story about the moon This is a story about hands reaching for shining icons This is a story about dreams that shed light in the dark We are the moon We are women Life is our sanctuary Beat the drum. Be the beat. The Adaawe tradition is a gathering of Ghanaian Learn More
“I am a woman and I am Scots and I was educated in France.” —Thea Musgrave Women in the arts are unique. Their voices can be filled with light and darkness. They tread hard edges, softening or gently revealing the depth of human experience through the inspired womb of invention and deep reflection. Thea Musgrave Learn More
“A young writer, who wastes his talent in a soap opera, mourns the end of his affair with the protagonist of the serial. He then gets entangled with an editor, while seducing his wife. A black surrealistic comedy, whose hero also has the ability to transfer himself in time-space. He finally transfers himself to his Learn More
What If is the question first asked by the great father of theatre technique, Constantin Stanislavski . It is the springboard for the actor’s imagination. We often forget (or neglect) the great aspect of theatre in opera. We rightfully mistake its theatre as its music. I have always said, that the greatest thing about opera, Learn More
From Mercury’s Wake
A pastiche of whodunnit mixed with big band taken to its funk and jazz extremes. “In the best numbers, Juilliard-trained Vlahos covers well-known, though not often-heard tunes, giving them a dark edge. Most memorable are Cab Calloway’s “Minnie the Moocher” and John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy.” A Maurice Ravel sound poem, “A Piece in the Form Learn More
Recommended to everyone, but if you happen to be a music lover also, you should get your tickets before you even finish reading this.
If your heart is in despair, there is no better place to explore the sadness and the joy than music, significantly Schumann’s Dichterliebe. The German Romantic period was a time of poets and the glory of private thoughts, of the exploration of the lyrical in mankind – a period that inspired the Song Cycle, wedding Learn More
Mariette Hartley and Ian Buchanan bring star quality, decades of stage and screen experience, and award-winning acting chops to the Colony Theatre
A celebration of Verdi’s centennial, 2013 Lyric Opera Virginia, Viva Verdi! Conducted: Joe Walsh Stage Direction and Set Design concept: Stephanie Vlahos Lighting Design: Jared Sayeg