Covid-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives: family, work, travel, entertainment, and enjoyment of the arts.

Thank goodness for the Virginia Opera’s determination to continue the cultural enrichment of our community!  With the “Stayin’ Alive – Virginia Opera’s Alternate Fall” program, they are bringing fresh new talent right to our doorsteps.  Due to this program and the safety measures that are in place for both audience and artists, Harbor’s Edge was able to bring the Virginia Opera to its residents for a live show.

With performances by four of the VO’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists, the show was extraordinary!  On a gloriously sunny day, with residents socially distancing on the third floor River Terrace Patio, soprano Symone Harcum, mezzo-soprano Whitney Robinson, baritone Nicholas Martorano, and bass-baritone Eric J. McConnell sang their hearts out for the residents of Harbor’s Edge.




While this outdoor show was enjoyable, fortunately, we should not have to wait too much longer to enjoy a live show at the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk; beginning in February 2021, Virginia Opera plans to start live performances again.  Please go to to find out the performance schedule for 2021.


Author, Emily Del Signore

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