Smithfield native to perform with Virginia Opera

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Staff report


Opera singer Adam Richardson, a 2005 graduate of Smithfield High School and the Governor’s School for the Arts, will return to his roots this month for the Virginia Opera production of “Sanctuary Road” in Norfolk. 

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The performances are set for Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Harrison Opera House. Additional shows are slated for February in Richmond and in Fairfax.

After graduating from high school, Richardson studied classical voice music at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He later received his master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York City, where he currently resides. 

“Sanctuary Road” will be his first time performing with the Virginia Opera.

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