Alexandria operastad i District of Columbia
Alexandria i Virginia, USA, är en stad vid Potomacfloden cirka tio kilometer söder om centrala Washington DC. Den ingår i Washingtons storstadsområde. Invånarantalet år 2010 var 139 966 personer.
Like the rest of Northern Virginia, as well as central Maryland, modern Alexandria has been shaped by its proximity to the U.S. capital. It is largely populated by professionals working in the federal civil service, in the U.S. military, or for one of the many private companies which contract to provide services to the federal government. One of Alexandria’s largest employers is the U.S. Department of Defense. Another is the Institute for Defense Analyses. In 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office moved to Alexandria.
The historic center of Alexandria is known as Old Town. With its concentration of boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and theaters, it is a major draw for tourists. Like Old Town, many Alexandria neighborhoods are compact, walkable, high-income suburbs of Washington, D.C. It is the 7th largest and highest-income independent city in Virginia.
A portion of adjacent Fairfax County, is named “Alexandria”, but it is under the jurisdiction of Fairfax County and separate from the city; the city is sometimes referred to as the City of Alexandria or Alexandria City to avoid confusion. In 1920, Virginia’s General Assembly voted to incorporate what had been Alexandria County as Arlington County to minimize confusion.
Capitol City Opera Vision-Mission
Vision – – Capitol City Opera Company inspires, enriches and educates local singers and audiences through productions and programs of the highest artistic quality.
Mission – – We achieve our vision through:
• Promoting and developing local artists in main stage productions, workshops and other performance opportunities.
• Inspiring children with the art of opera and vocal expression through education programs that champion positive life experiences and core educational themes.
• Building audiences for opera in Atlanta through entertaining programs and performances that make opera accessible for everyone.