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April 17, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Chrysler Hall
215 St Pauls Blvd
Norfolk, VA 23510
Price 1: $41.25 - $55.00 Price 2: $26.25 - $35.00
Portrait of the artists, wearing a fedora and coat, looking intensely at the camera
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Virginia Arts Festival presents Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from a bleak childhood that included a stint in juvenile detention to an internationally acclaimed opera career reads like a fascinating book–and in fact it has become one, with Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family. Raised in a housing project in Suffolk, VA, Green’s life was changed forever when he went on a field trip to the Metropolitan Opera with The Governor’s School for the Arts. Today he is a headline-making voice at the Met, along with being an ensemble member of the legendary Vienna State Opera. Hear this powerful singer perform opera favorites with young singers on the rise from the Virginia Opera Emerging Artists Program, backed by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Turner, the Artistic Director of Virginia Opera. A soaring evening of arias you won’t soon forget!