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• READ LLO FAQ's, Dave Butler's humorous intro to opera.

"And when we tell them.."
from the April 2014 premiere of NORTON: A Civil War Opera


"Loudoun Lyric Opera offers a tantalizing premiere of Norton: A Civil War Opera.... The partnership of composer David E. Chávez and librettist Meredith Bean McMath
yields a work of both soaring emotions and intimate poignancy..."

— Diane Jackson Schnoor (DCMetroTheaterArts.com)

David Sackrider review of NORTON for Purcellville Gazette, April 2014

"The Merry Widow at Franklin Park"
Dave Levinson Review with photos, LoudounArts.com, April 16, 2012

"The LLO presents The Merry Widow,"

Samantha Bartram Preview/Review,

Leesburg Today, April 13, 2012

Worthy of Note this August...

On Friday, August 8, 3-4:30 pm at the Hall of Christ, the artistic staff and a group of vocalists from our recent production of our recently produced original work, NORTON: A Civil War Opera.

Composer David E. Chávez, librettist Meredith Bean McMath, LLO President Pamela Butler, and a number of vocalists and musicians are invited to provide an overview of NORTON at as part of Chautauqua Institution's Week 7 with Ken Burns Week in Chautauqua, New York.

And Due in Port this November...

Directed by James Campanella





















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