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Opera on the James Presents: Puccini’s La Rondine

Time: November 10, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $15 – $240

Join us for Puccini’s melodic romance


In Italian, La Rondine (pronounced LAH RAWN-DEE-NAY) means The Swallow, a bird that brings good luck and new beginnings.

Set in sophisticated Paris, our opera tells the story of Magda, wealthy but world-weary. She finds a way to relive her carefree youth when she meets a handsome young man from the countryside. A romantic adventure begins, with a bittersweet ending that only Puccini can express in music that is both melodic and heartbreaking.

Join YOUR opera company for a lavish professional production. With large chorus and orchestra, brilliant singers, beautiful sets and ravishing costumes, this is an event not to be missed, the centerpiece of our 19th Season! Sung in Italian with supertitles in English, so you can follow every turn of this moving story.

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs. 

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Box Seat: $240.00*

Zone 1: $120.00*

Zone 2: $100.00 *

Zone 3: $80.00*

Zone 4: $60.00*

Zone 5: $45.00*

Zone 6: $30.00*

Students: $15.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.