Riverbend Opera Company, one of the two professional opera companies residing in Fairfax County, received the Emerging Arts Award for its entrepreneurial and quality arts programming.
Founded in 2009, the opera company’s mission is to bring professional opera productions to Northern Virginia and the Metropolitan region, while providing performance opportunities to established and emerging music professionals. Since its inception, Riverbend Opera Company has mounted eight productions with over 30 performances in venues around Fairfax County and throughout the Metropolitan region. Their first production was a concert performance of Mozart’s masterpiece ‘Don Giovanni’ at the McLean Community Center. Beginning in 2010, shows have also included “Opera On The Lake” for the Lake Barcroft community, a performance series now in its fourth year.