VA Opera in the Schools

For the past 24 years, ArtsLIVE! has sponsored performances of the Virginia  Opera in local schools.

In March and April 2019, more than 6,500 children at 16 public and private schools in Fredericksburg and six neighboring counties were entertained by the production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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 2020, students will enjoy performances of The Pirates of Penzance (April 6-8, and April 27- May 1) 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.