Kay: Speaking of Roanoke area opera. . .
This afternoon, my spouse and I attended a the opening of a concert series; the Virginia Chorale Trio. They sang a series of Broadway songs, very, very well.
Reading through the program, the short bio revealed an Opera Roanoke connection: the tenor is Scott Williamson. I spoke briefly to him at the reception; he knows you, of course (and I finally learned how to pronounce Koehler). The soprano was his wife, Amy. I don't know if you know the baritone, Steve Kelley, or the artistic cirector, Charles Woodward; their credits seem to be centered around Hampton Roads.