Richmond - W&M Opera Brunch

Time: Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center - 2nd Floor Donor Lounge | 600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Justin Ayars '03

(703) 244-4973

Join your fellow W&M alumni for an exclusive cultural experience with the Virginia Opera! On Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Richmond Alumni Chapter is partnering with the Virginia Opera and the Dominion Arts Center to host a FREE private pre-opera brunch from 12:00 pm-2:15 pm for all W&M alumni who RSVP. Not only will you be able to mingle with fellow alumni and enjoy fabulous food, but we will enjoy a special treat: Virginia Opera's President & CEO will say a few words about the performance and he will introduce one of the stars of the show who will talk about the opera! Alumni will be able to ask questions about the production or about opera in general. This truly is a unique opportunity to experience one of opera's most famous productions in an intimate setting with your fellow alumni.

Not only will you enjoy a FREE pre-opera brunch with exclusive access to one of the show's stars, but you will also receive a 10% discount on any ticket that you purchase. Tickets for the show can be purchased online or by phone. If purchasing online, go to: When checking out, use the promo code WMTURANDOT to unlock your 10% savings. If you prefer to purchase your tickets over the phone, simply call the box office at 1.866.673.7282 and mention the promo code WMTURANDOT.

This event is capped at 50 people. The last time our chapter hosted this event, those 50 slots "sold out" in 24 hours! Be sure to RSVP today to ensure that you can participate in the extraordinary event!

Puccini's Turandot is based on an ancient fable set in China. This is the story of the legendary Princess Turandot, so desirable that men risked their heads for her hand in marriage, weaves the quest for love with the ultimate consequences. From the opening moments of Puccini’s extravagant and exotic score, you will be thrown into a world of suspense and horror. Featuring “Nessun dorma,” one of the most famous opera arias of all time, and sung by a stellar cast of internationally recognized singers, led by audience favorite Kelly Cae Hogan (Salome 2015) and Derek Taylor (La Boheme 2009), you will be enthralled by this epic new production, under the direction of Virginia Opera’s beloved Lillian Groag (La Traviata 2015).

Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Runtime is 2 hours 30 minutes including 2 intermissions