VA Opera in the Schools

For the past 23 years, ArtsLIVE! has sponsored performances of the Virginia  Opera in local schools.

In March and April 2018, more than 6,700 children at 15 public and private schools in Fredericksburg and six neighboring counties were entertained by the production of The Billy Goats Gruff.

Funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and a variety of grants, charitable funds, and individual donors, this program’s reach has increased by 50% in just five years.

In 2019, students will enjoy performances of Jack and the Beanstalk (March 25-29, and April 1-3) in area schools.

Area students enjoy a performance by the Virginia Opera.

Fredericksburg area students ask questions at the end of the Virginia Opera's performance of  The Billy Goats Gruff.