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Oklahoma! with Charlottesville Opera

July 29 - August 5

Oklahoma SquareMusic by RICHARD RODGERS
Based on the play “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Oh, what a beautiful mornin’!

Oklahoma! is a special collaboration between Charlottesville Opera and the Charlottesville Ballet, Charlottesville’s only professional dance company, to bring the musical’s rousing dance numbers to life. Set in the Wild West at the turn of the century, this charming and heartfelt musical portrays the rivalry between a small town’s farmers and cowboys, which is brought to a head by the romance between Laurey, an earnest farm girl, and Curly, a rugged cowboy.

Jennifer Zetlan (Metropolitan Opera), whom the New York Times described as “a radiant, agile voice and excellent control,” stars as the charming farm girl Laurey. Tenor Nathan Granner (Opera Theatre of St. Louis) plays her star-crossed lover, Curly.  Sharin Apostolou (Glimmerglass Festival) returns to Charlottesville Opera for a third consecutive year following her triumphant portrayals of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (2015) and Nellie Forbush in South Pacific (2016) as the flirtatious Ado Annie. Charlottesville Ballet is proud to include choreography by CB Artist Mary Hein, three professional soloists, and a student ensemble. Featuring beloved songs including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” and “People Will Say We’re In Love,” this classic musical will delight adults and children alike.

Performances at The Paramount Theatre

  • July 29, 2017 | 7:30PM
  • July 30, 2017 | 2:00PM
  • August 2, 2017 | 7:30PM
  • August 4, 2017 | 7:30PM
  • August 5, 2017 | 2:00PM

Get Tickets!

Purchase tickets to both Charlottesville Opera summer shows (Rigoletto and Oklahoma!) and receive a 5% discount. To purchase tickets, call the Paramount Box Office at 434-979-1333, or click HERE for Summer Package Tickets and HERE for Full Series Tickets.


July 29
August 5
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