Hot Pick: UrbanArias Festival

Posted by Randy Shulman
April 2, 2011 9:38 AM |

UrbanArias is a new opera company dedicated to producing short, contemporary operas. Its inaugural festival launches this weekend with fifteen different events and three short operas running in repertory: Ricky Ian Gordon's retelling of Orpheus & Euridice starring opera star Elizabeth Futral; Gordon's Green Sneakers, a searing but also humorous send-off to his late partner stricken by AIDS; and Tom Cipullo's Glory Denied, about a Vietnam vet's struggles to return to normal live. Now to April 10. Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington. Tickets are $22 per show, or $59 for all three operas. Call 703-875-1100 or visit

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