It’s UrbanArias’ 10th season!


Opera Improv at the Kennedy Center’s
THE REACH Opening Festival

Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m.


UrbanArias teams up with spoken improv duo Jive Turkey to bring a happy hour program to the opening festivities at the new REACH!

Opera Improv at Busboys and Poets

Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m.

Only $15 – tickets on sale September 15

Watch opera improv unfold before your very eyes and ears when local cutting-edge opera company UrbanArias returns to Busboys and Poets – every show features new games and your suggestions!


Music and Libretto by Tom Cipullo

January 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2020 at the Keegan Theatre in DuPont Circle

$44 – $49 – tickets on sale October 1

Tom Cipullo’s searing Vietnam drama returns to UrbanArias. The hit of our first season, we are thrilled to bring this fantastic opera back in a new production, starring UrbanArias favorites Tim Mix and Caroline Worra.


Music by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce

June 5, 6, and 7, 2020 at Human Rights Campaign Headquarters near DuPont Circle

in collaboration with Wolf Trap Opera

$45 – $49 – tickets on sale early 2020

Gregory Spear’s beautiful work about a doomed gay romance set against the backdrop of McCarthy-era purges finally makes its way to Washington in a new, site-specific production.