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Met Opera Broadcast in HD: Manon

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Historic Academy Theatre
October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
$14 – $25


Met Opera Broadcast in HD:




The Academy Center of the Arts has just announced the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast 19-20 season, featuring Massenet’s Manon on Sunday, 10/27 at 2:00pm in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre.


Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.


A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse. Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund.


The Academy Center of the Arts and Foster Fuels are proud to partner with Opera on the James to offer a pre-screening talk, beginning 45-minutes prior to the screening.


Opera on the James Pre-Broadcast Lectures will be given by Mark Craig. Mr. Craig hails from Michigan. He is a Professor of Voice at the University of Lynchburg where he also teaches Diction, Vocal Pedagogy and Opera Workshop. In recent years, he has served as the Education Director for Lynchburg’s own Opera on the James, working with the Tyler Young Artists, directing and producing Mainstage and Outreach productions. During the summer months, Mr. Craig travels to Taos, New Mexico, where he directs the Young Artist’s Scenes Program for the Taos Opera Institute. He was last seen onstage with OOTJ as Remendado in Carmen in 2015.


At each MET HD Broadcast event, if you leave your business card or name and email you will be entered in a drawing for two (2) tickets to see Amahl and the Night Visitors on December 8, 2019. Drawing by Board President, Lisa Joyner on December 2, 2019. 





Students: $14.00

Seniors: $20.00

Adults: $25.00


To view our seating map for the Historic Academy of Music Theatre, click here.


For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.



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Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this performance 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.

Inclement Weather

All indoor performances scheduled at the Academy Center of the Arts normally take place as planned unless otherwise stated.


Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.


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Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.

Ticket Policies

All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:

Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.

Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.

Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.

Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, or Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm and have us print your tickets for you.

Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.

All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.

All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Visit this link or contact Hillary Duke, [email protected], for more information.



Historic Academy Theatre
October 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
$14 – $25