“A garden party performance—private, intimate and delightfully decadent.” – Virginia Living Magazine

2019 Performance

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Saturday, June 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
413 Second Ave, Farmville, VA 23901

Tickets: $60 in advance, $70 at the door (includes supper and open bar)

Dress: Summer Semi-Formal

Electronic devices to stream English subtitles are welcome.

Please note: We must have an accurate list of our guests to comply with Virginia ABC laws. Consequently, we send invitations and request RSVPs, though we welcome anyone who would like to attend the opera. Please request to be added to the invitation list so we can provide you with up to date information!

Free Performance

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12 noon
Main Street Plaza, High Bridge Trail
North Main St, Farmville, VA 23901

Performers

Jan Cornelius

Violetta

soprano

Laurel Semerdjian

Flora

soprano

Ben LeClair

Dottore

bass

Joshua Alain Bouillon

Alfredo

tenor

Adam Caughey

Gaston

tenor

Kimberly Christie

Annina

soprano

Kevin Wetzel

Germont

baritone

Jason Buckwalter

Barone

baritone

Spencer Adamson

Marchese

baritone

Catrin Davies

Stage Director

Christopher Swanson

Music Director

About the Opera

Content coming soon!

Sponsors

Navona and David Hart

Jackie and Chris Sadler

Michelle and John Kona

In-Kind

Cynthia Wood
Aramark
The Fishin’ Pig
Green Front Furniture/Den and Dickie Cralle

Board Members

Harlan Horton, President
Christopher Swanson, Vice-President and Music Director
Kevin Wetzel, Director of Artistic Activities
Kerry Mossler
Julie Ross, Treasurer
Rob Wade
Kirsten Huber

2018
Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
2017
Gounod’s Faust
2016
Puccini’s La Boheme
2015
Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore

Previous Performers

Jason Buckwalter, baritone 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Lisa Edwards-Burrs, soprano 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Adam Caughey, tenor 2012
Jennifer Capaldo, mezzo-soprano 2010, 2011
Kim Christie, soprano 2017, 2018
Fran Coleman, soprano 2014, 2015
Jan Cornelius, soprano 2010, 2016
Catrin Davies, mezzo-soprano 2017
Jared Dawdy, baritone (understudy) 2013, 2015
Kevin Doherty, baritone 2011, 2012, 2014
Kyle Ferrill, baritone 2013
Lexa Ferrill, mezzo-soprano 2013
Sarah Fitch, mezzo-soprano 2012, 2014
James Harrington, bass 2018
Michael Kuhn, tenor 2018
Ben Leclair, bass 2016, 2017
Scott MacLeod, baritone 2010, 2013
Lisa Lockhart, soprano 2012
Bill McMurray, baritone

2011, 2014, 2015, 2018

Brandon Morales, bass-baritone

2018

Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano 2018
Chris Swanson, tenor 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (conductor)
Kevin Wetzel, tenor 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Jordan Wiley, actor/tenor 2014, 2015
Erin Wind, mezzo-soprano 2011
Katy Wolfe Zahn, mezzo-soprano 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Lisa Kinzer, pianist 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Pam McDermott, chorus master 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Catrin Davies, stage director 2017, 2018
Kevin Wetzel, assistant 2017, 2018

Contact Us

General Inquiries
Harlan Horton
(434) 391-1014
hlhesq@kinex.com

 

Music and Performance Inquiries
Chris Swanson
(434) 414-6674
swansoncl@longwood.edu

 

Checks mailed to
Summer Garden Opera, c/o Julie Ross
600 Buffalo Street, Farmville, VA, 23901
or you may pay at the door