Ferdinando Paer, a direct competitor of Beethoven’s, wrote 55 operas. The music from Paer’s 1804 Leonora has been edited to a fun, fast, 59 minutes for the screwball backstage comedy A Roadkill Opera, which will be presented in two FREE shows by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the James Lee Community Theater in Falls Church, Virginia.
The opera is new: the story is set in 1988 in the hour before the first professional gig for a comedy improv troupe in Jackson Hole—the Roadkill On A Stick Frozen Foods Theatre Company.
There were sold-out performances in the world premiere run at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in Washington, DC, in January 2016. Come early to get the best seats in the 200-seat theater in Falls Church. Shows at 7:00 and 8:30 pm. You will be in our video recording of these shows!