Apr 25 - 27, 2025

Loving v. Virginia
Virginia Opera

VA Opera caps off the 50th Anniversary season with the highly anticipated world premiere of Loving v. Virginia. A young couple’s interracial marriage in 1958 sparks a case that leads to the Supreme Court and a victory for civil rights in the United States. This operatic retelling is based on the true story of Mildred and Richard Loving.

Music by Damien Geter, Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo
Commissioned by Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony
In partnership with ICA at VCU
Co-produced by Virginia Opera and Minnesota Opera
Sung in English with English Surtitles
Conducted by Adam Turner and Directed by Denyce Graves
The orchestra for this production is provided by the Richmond Symphony.

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