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Shakespeare Opera Theatre presents classical theater with classical music, largely focused on works by the Bard.

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Our gorgeous ladies are ready to share the love this Valentine's Day à la Francaise! Feb 11th at 7 PM & Feb 12th at 6 PM...
02/01/2023

Our gorgeous ladies are ready to share the love this Valentine's Day à la Francaise! Feb 11th at 7 PM & Feb 12th at 6 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean, VA & Feb 19th at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, VA. Enjoy our hit variety show that travels through French philosophical, theatrical, literary and musical history from Molière to Bernstein _Vive la France!_ Experience the French Court at its most beautiful (and hilarious!) Tickets: Shakespeareoperatheatre.com
Surtitles by the multi-talented Melissa Chavez!
Students with ID are free on Feb 12th!

We are thrilled to introduce our audiences to the artistry of Charlotte Bagwell, Coloratura Soprano. She'll take on Moli...
01/30/2023
We are thrilled to introduce our audiences to the artistry of Charlotte Bagwell, Coloratura Soprano . She'll take on Molière, Mozart and Massenet, all in one unique variety show-Vive la France! Coming up February 11th and 12th in McLean, VA & in The Plains, VA, Feb 19th. Students are free with ID on Feb 12th---get your tickets today!--Shakespeareoperatheatre.com or email [email protected] to reserve student tickets and for group discounts.

We are thrilled to introduce our audiences to the artistry of Charlotte Bagwell, Coloratura Soprano. She'll take on Molière, Mozart and Massenet, all in one unique variety show-Vive la France! Coming up February 11th and 12th in McLean, VA & in The Plains, VA, Feb 19th. Students are free with ID on Feb 12th---get your tickets today!--Shakespeareoperatheatre.com or email [email protected] to reserve student tickets and for group discounts.

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01/25/2023
Vive la France! this February at Shakespeare Opera Theatre

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day “á la Français” with SOT’s ensemble extraordinaire, performing operatic scenes from famous French playwrights, composers, poets, and philosophers. Vive la France! is the perfect way to experience the French court at its most beautiful and hilarious without the ...

For those of you that enjoy an esoteric Shakespearean reference (who doesn't?) this is the 400th anniversary year of his...
01/25/2023

For those of you that enjoy an esoteric Shakespearean reference (who doesn't?) this is the 400th anniversary year of his first folio! 🤓literary glitterati nerds forever 📖✒️

Our producers' meetings always involve a lot of coffee (and smiles.)😎
01/25/2023

Our producers' meetings always involve a lot of coffee (and smiles.)😎

Coming 11, 12, and 19 February - Vive La France! Performances in McLean and The Plains. Celebrate Valentine‘s Day à la F...
01/20/2023

Coming 11, 12, and 19 February - Vive La France! Performances in McLean and The Plains. Celebrate Valentine‘s Day à la Française! Tickets at shakespeareoperatheatre.com

Toi toi toi to our friends at MDLO for opening of Falstaff tonight!
01/20/2023

Toi toi toi to our friends at MDLO for opening of Falstaff tonight!

We are less than one week away from our opening of Verdi’s Falstaff. As we continue to journey through our Season of Verdi, we introduce some comedic relief to kick off the new year. This production includes MDLO favorites Mark Delavan, Yi Li, and Allegra de Vita, in addition to introducing audiences to baritone Brian Major and soprano Rachel Blaustein. Get your tickets today at www.MDLO.org!

01/20/2023
Never enough opera? See this imaginative show from our friends at Loudoun Lyric Opera---the weekend after SOT closes our...
01/20/2023

Never enough opera? See this imaginative show from our friends at Loudoun Lyric Opera---the weekend after SOT closes our Valentine to you, _Vive la France!_ One of our shepherds from SOT's Amahl 2022, Jason Guerrero, is a featured singer.

LLO proudly presents it’s February 2023 double-bill of Trouble in Tahiti and gallantry! Tickets on sale now for shows on 2/18, 2/19, 2/25, and 2/26. Check out our website for all the details! We can’t wait to see you there!

http://www.loudounlyricopera.com

Coming 11, 12 & 19 February--- Vive la France! Performances in McLean and The Plains. Celebrate Valentine's Day à la Fra...
01/17/2023

Coming 11, 12 & 19 February--- Vive la France! Performances in McLean and The Plains. Celebrate Valentine's Day à la Français! Tickets: shakespeareoperatheatre.com

01/01/2023

I am fresh of spirit and resolved to meet all perils very constantly.
– Julius Caesar

The "stop jumping to conclusions" resolution fits so many of Shakespeare's greatest characters. So many stories would ha...
12/28/2022
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The "stop jumping to conclusions" resolution fits so many of Shakespeare's greatest characters. So many stories would have a happy ending if they just asked one well-timed question of the person in question---but they didn't do that-- because why ruin a good villainous plot?

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Our intrepid music team | Julianne Geyser, flutist | Dr. Lori Lind, Conductor | Catherine Grimball, pianist | Amahl and ...
12/23/2022

Our intrepid music team | Julianne Geyser, flutist | Dr. Lori Lind, Conductor | Catherine Grimball, pianist | Amahl and the Night Visitors 2022 | St. Thomas Episcopal Church, McLean, VA

Thank you, audiences and supporters, for a wonderful run of Amahl and the Night Visitors----Merry Christmas! See you in ...
12/19/2022

Thank you, audiences and supporters, for a wonderful run of Amahl and the Night Visitors----Merry Christmas! See you in February for Vive la France! and in July for Much Ado About Nothing/Beatrice et Benedict: Tickets: shakespeareoperatheatre.com

"The King will ride by and hear your LOUD VOICE, and throw us some gold to stop all the noise!" (so says Amahl to his mo...
12/08/2022

"The King will ride by and hear your LOUD VOICE, and throw us some gold to stop all the noise!" (so says Amahl to his mother to cheer her up)
Come hear all of our loud (and not so loud) voices in Amahl and the Night Visitors this weekend in McLean, VA & next weekend in The Plains, VA! Tickets: shakespeareoperatheatre.com

Jack Abidin as Amahl and Barbara LeMay as his Mother in SOT's 2019 Amahl and the Night Visitors

photo credit: Kenneth Garrett

We open  in three days! Our cast eagerly awaits you! Get your tickets at shakespeareoperatheatre.com or email boxoffice@...
12/07/2022

We open in three days! Our cast eagerly awaits you! Get your tickets at shakespeareoperatheatre.com or email [email protected]

From left to right, JP Gorski as the Page, Bronson Rodriguez as King Kaspar, James Abidin as Amahl, David Schoonover as King Melchior, and Grace Brega as the Mother in SOT's Amahl 2022

Amahl (James Abidin) is astonished at what King Kaspar (Bronson Rodriguez) keeps in "the third drawer!"  We can't wait t...
12/06/2022

Amahl (James Abidin) is astonished at what King Kaspar (Bronson Rodriguez) keeps in "the third drawer!" We can't wait to see you at Amahl and the Night Visitors this weekend in and next weekend in Tickets: shakespeareoperatheatre.com

Shakespeare Opera Theatre supports Cape Ivy in their important mission to keep kids with cancer and other health challen...
12/03/2022
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Shakespeare Opera Theatre supports Cape Ivy in their important mission to keep kids with cancer and other health challenges warm while they undergo IV treatments. Only $10 to provide one child with these colorful "capes" that fit around IV equipment.

Hospitals are cold. Be warm!

12/03/2022
Ten days until AMAHL! Have you gotten your tickets yet? December 10th at 3 PM & 7 PM, December 11th at 6 PM in McLean, V...
12/02/2022

Ten days until AMAHL! Have you gotten your tickets yet? December 10th at 3 PM & 7 PM, December 11th at 6 PM in McLean, VA and December 17th at 3 PM & 7 PM in The Plains, VA. See you there!
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Amos Warren as Kaspar, JaVonn Bright as Balthazar & Wesley Diener as Melchior in SOT's Amahl and the Night Visitors 2019

12 Days until Amahl! Performances 10 Dec at 3 PM & 7 PM, 11 Dec at 6 PM in McLean, VA and 17 Dec at 3 PM & 7 PM in The P...
11/28/2022

12 Days until Amahl!
Performances 10 Dec at 3 PM & 7 PM, 11 Dec at 6 PM in McLean, VA and 17 Dec at 3 PM & 7 PM in The Plains, VA. A meaningful Christmas opera, in English, for the whole family---Get your tickets before they're all gone! Shakespeareoperatheatre.com
See you at the show!

11/24/2022

On Thursday, November 24, 2022 Busboys and Poets at 14th & V will provide free sit-down Thanksgiving meals for the homeless, the hungry, or anyone who needs a delicious meal. The feast will consist of Busboys and Poets’ signature Fried Chicken, traditional trimmings, and dessert prepared by Busboys and Poets staff and community volunteers. No registration or reservations are required. Those in need of a meal are encouraged to show up between 12 PM - 3 PM to sit down and enjoy a full-service dining experience with good company.
Location: Busboys and Poets 14th & V 2021 14th St NW Washington DC 20009

Volunteers Needed! Please feel free to spread the word to your family & friends. Volunteers please sign up here: https://forms.gle/tbrG9U5pUQXRGiQz9

11/24/2022
10/31/2022
SOT is delighted to announce the cast of Shakespeare + BerliozMuch Ado About Nothing/Beatrice et Benedict Beatrice/Borac...
10/25/2022

SOT is delighted to announce the cast of Shakespeare + Berlioz
Much Ado About Nothing/Beatrice et Benedict

Beatrice/Borachio: Rebecca Sacks/Jennifer Zamorano
Benedick: William Poole
Hero/Margaret/Conrade: Charlotte Bagwell/Claudia Barbish
Claudio/2nd Watchman: Jacob Joseph Rivera
Ursula/Sexton: Maggie Ramsey
Don Pedro/Seacoal: Joseph M Wilson
Leonato: Daryl Yoder
Don John: Amy Baska
Dogberry/Somarone: JP Gorski
Verges/Friar/Messenger: Bronson Rodriguez

SOT is now accepting submissions for General auditions for our 2022/23/24 Seasons which will take place live on Septembe...
07/30/2022

SOT is now accepting submissions for General auditions for our 2022/23/24 Seasons which will take place live on September 24th, 2022 in Ashburn, VA from 1-5 PM, or by video. ALL ROLES OPEN, stipend pay. December 2022 & 23 Amahl and the Night Visitors (in English,) February 2023 Much Ado About Nothing + Berlioz's Beatrice et Benedict (in English and French,) June/July Summer Season 2023, Vive le France! (Staged all female concert in English and French,) and Carlisle Floyd's Susannah (in English), February 2024 Shakespeare + Verdi's MacBeth (in English and Italian.) All shows except Amahl and Susannah involve both operatic singing and spoken word. Please prepare three arias, at least one in English, and one 60-90 second classical monologue or dramatic reading. Submit materials to: [email protected] & fill out audition form/sign up for audition slot via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044BA4AF2FA2F94-general
Questions? email us at [email protected]
For general info about the company, visit our website: shakespeareoperatheatre.com

Desdemona's rude awakening. Othello, portrayed by Keith Craig, wakes his wife to accuse her of infidelity with his offic...
07/22/2022

Desdemona's rude awakening. Othello, portrayed by Keith Craig, wakes his wife to accuse her of infidelity with his officer, Cassio. Desdemona, portrayed by Melissa Chavez, protests her innocence and begs for her life. Othello 2022. Photo credit: Kenneth Garrett

Our 2022/23/24 General Auditions are upcoming in late September. Our aim, as always, is to discover and nurture talent i...
07/22/2022

Our 2022/23/24 General Auditions are upcoming in late September. Our aim, as always, is to discover and nurture talent in our area and beyond. All roles are open. December 2022 & 2023-Amahl and the Night Visitors, Feb 2023-Much Ado About Nothing + Berlioz, June/July 2023-Floyd's Susannah & Vive la France!, Feb 2024 MacBeth + Verdi. Check back soon for more details. Hamlet: Michael Reid, Ophelia: Christina Sanchez Phillips, Hamlet 2020. Photo credit: Kenneth Garrett

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McLean, VA
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Shakespeare Opera Theatre presents classical theater with classical music, largely focused on works by the Bard. Often lauded as classic but never static, SOT is always fresh, different, and surprisingly accessible to all audiences. We seek to entertain and enrich our region with affordable and approachable classics that set the bar at its highest for quality and its most welcoming for fans and aficionados alike.

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