Victory Hall Opera is now in its second season of bringing cutting-edge, thrilling opera to Charlottesville.
Led by opera singers Miriam Gordon-Stewart (Artistic Director) and Brenda Patterson (Director of Music), and cofounded by Charlottesvillian opera director Maggie Bell, VHO presents a new model, unique in the world, for what an opera company can be: not an institution, but a troupe of exceptional, high-caliber singers, advancing the art form together.
Victory Hall’s performances must meet a three-fold test: they must be “disarming, exquisite, sincere.” This pioneering model informs all original productions (including repertoire from the entire continuum of opera). Performed in a variety of evocative spaces, Victory Hall brings leading performers from around the world to develop a new aesthetic of opera theater that is vital, personal and relevant. Victory Hall created a specific performance for Tom Tom, Oracle: An Operatic Tarot Reading.