Student Night - Virginia Opera


Virginia Opera - Student Night

Did you know that the Virginia Opera offers a special performance series for students (up to age 23 with a valid student ID)? Single tickets are just $10 each!

Upcoming Performances include:

Virginia Opera Student Night - Madame Butterfly March 13, 2019

Madama Butterfly - March 13, 2019 at 7pm

Description Puccini's timeless masterpiece takes the Virginia Opera stage rendering this heartbreaking drama and mesmerizing score, featuring the poignant aria "Un bel di". A tale of love and sacrifice set against a clash of cultures, Puccini's use of authentic Japanese themes and soaring Italian lyricism created a powerful emotional experience. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Running Time: 2 hours 57 minutes (including intermission) Sung in Italian with English Supertitles.


Virginia Opera Student Night - Street Scene 2019

Street Scene - September 26, 2019 at 7pm

Description: Hailed by critics as the first truly "American Opera", and winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Original Score (1947), Street Scene mixes comedy, romance, and tragedy within a single New York City tenement. The score features jazz, Broadway show-stoppers, and full-throated verismo lyricism. Kurt Weill's Street Scene is considered the first real successor of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, but it actually garnered more favorable reviews and enjoyed a longer Broadway run! The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Running Time: 2 hours 35 minutes (including intermission). Sung in English with English Supertitles


DonGiovanni Virginia Opera Student Night - October 31 2019

DonGiovanni - October 31 2019 at 7pm

Description: Considered one of the top 10 operas in the world, Don Giovanni blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements into Mozart's popular opera buffa. Don Giovanni is the consummate bad boy - a licentious nobleman who outrages all who encounter him with his philandering ways. This opera confronts all-too familiar contemporary and universal topics of sex, power, and morality. The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Running Time: 2 hours 55 minutes (including intermission). Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Where: All performances take place at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk.

Cost: Subscriptions start at $30/Single Tickets at $10*.


  • English supertitles are projected above the stage.
  • Each production is supplemented by free downloadable study guides and program book plot synopses.
  • Most operas are considered PG-13. The Education Department is always available to answer any questions or concerns regarding a particular production.

Read more about this program here: Student Night at the Virginia Opera

Questions? Call 757-627-9545 x3347 or email

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