Charlottesville Welcome Book Winter 2016

Middlemarch in Spring - March 23 & 24, Thursday & Friday
Charlottesville Opera/Virginia Festival of the Book.
Charlottesville Opera, formerly Ash Lawn Opera, kicks off its 40th season with the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring. Based on George Eliot's Middlemarch, the opera was composed by Allen Shearer and librettist Claudia Stevens. In collaboration with the Virginia Festival of the Book, ticketholders will be invited to hear pre-performance talks by Claudia Stevens and Rebecca Mead, a staff writer for the New Yorker who authored a personal account of the George Eliot novel's importance in her life. The Paramount Theater.  7:30pm Thursday, 2pm Friday.  $Varies.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 979-1333. 

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This season's wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments:

      The Melting Pot        

   American Shakespeare Center            Valley Road Vineyards