Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra partners with Virginia Opera and University Singers to present "Evening at the Opera" on Valentine's Weekend

February 14, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 14th, 2009
  • Old Cabell Hall
  • 8:00pm
  • $10 - $35 / 10 ARTS$
  • Sunday, February 15th, 2009
  • Monticello High School
  • 3:30pm
  • $10 - $35 / 10 ARTS$

Virginia Opera soprano Veronica MitinaMezzo-soprano Layna ChianakasBaritone Jonathan Carle

The Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra will partner with the Virginia Opera in Norfolk and the University Singers in presenting its next concert, "Evening at the Opera,” on Valentine’s Day weekend. The concert features operatic highlights representing love in its many forms. The concert will be on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm at Old Cabell Hall, with a second performance on Sunday, February 15 at 3:30pm at Monticello High School.

Joining the orchestra and Music Director Kate Tamarkin are UVA’s own University Singers and guest soloists from the Virginia Opera including soprano Veronica Mitina, mezzo-soprano Layna Chianakas, and baritone Jonathan Carle. They have chosen a wide variety of operatic highlights that include arias, duets, and choruses, plus some wonderful excerpts for orchestra. With the weekend emphasis on romantic love, each of the operas represented deals with some aspect of love in its comic or tragic guises. Selections will include pieces from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Bizet’s Carmen, Saint-Saëns Samson and Delilah, and much more.

Free pre-concert lectures will be held 45 minutes before each concert on both days. Saturday’s lecture will be held at nearby Minor Hall on the UVA Grounds. Sunday’s lecture will be held in the Forum at Monticello High School. They will be led by McIntire Department of Music Associate Professor Richard Will. In addition, Ms. Tamarkin leads her popular “Noon Notes” lecture series on Friday, February 13, at noon, in the Northside branch of the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.


Who: Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra
Kate Tamarkin, Music Director
Veronica Mitina, soprano
Layna Chianakas, mezzo-soprano
Jonathan Carle, baritone
The University Singers

What: Evening at the Opera
Third Concert in the 2008-09 Epic Season

Program: Operatic highlights representing love in its many forms. Selections include arias, duets, and choruses from Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Bizet’s Carmen, Saint-Saens Samson and Delilah, and more.

When: Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm, at Old Cabell Hall
Sunday, February 15 at 3:30pm, at Monticello High School

Tickets: Single tickets range from $10 to $35 and can be purchased at the Cabell Hall Box Office at (434) 924-3984, 12pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.cvillesymphony

Box Office: 434.924.3984


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176