Company Announcements

Opera Wilmington board member takes the Wilson Center stage!

Tanya Hanano, a member of Opera Wilmington’s Board of Directors and student of Nancy King at UNCW, was the winner of the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition (collegiate level). As a winner, she will perform as part of the symphony’s Jan. 26 concert, “Unfinished Business.”

Tanya, a physical therapist with NHRMC, is pursuing her lifelong dream of developing her talents as a singer. She is enrolled at UNCW and plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in music. You’ve seen Tanya in the ensemble of all Opera Wilmington productions and as a soloist at several of our concerts. Want to hear her on the big stage? Tickets to Saturday’s concert are available at

Met star to perform in Myrtle Beach Feb. 7 –

Isabelle Leonard, who this season performs her Metropolitan Opera role debut as Melisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande, will appear in concert Feb. 7 as part of the First Presbyterian Church concert series.  At $25 per person, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear this Grammy-Award-winning young mezzo up close and personal!

We wish there were an Opera Wilmington bus that could take interested folks to Myrtle Beach for the event, but sadly, we’re not yet in the transport business. However, the concert chair has offered to hold a block of tickets in the choir loft if interested individuals from Wilmington area would like to organize a group. These reservations must be confirmed by Monday, Feb. 4. Concert details and the church contact information is here. If you would like to be part of a group, email us at

Opera Wilmington to stage La Bohème in July 2019

La Bohème, Puccini’s beloved tale of young love among poor artists in mid-1800s Paris, will be Opera Wilmington’s selection for July 2019. More information is at


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