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Ash Lawn Opera Company and UVa-Wise Music Division to present Susannah


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Music Division in conjunction with the Ash Lawn Opera Company from Charlottesville, Va. will present the opera, Susannah on June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in Gilliam Center for the Arts.

For the first time, Ash Lawn Opera will travel to Appalachia, where Susannah is set.  UVa-Wise Music Division students and faculty along with area high school students will join to perform this powerful opera with piano.

Chosen to represent the best of American music and culture at the Brussels World’s Fair in Brussels in 1958, Carlisle Floyd’s moving and melodious Susannah is one of the most beloved and often produced American operas.

This event is free to the public.  For further information, please contact the Gilliam Center for the Arts at 276-328-0165 or