Behind the Scenes of Opera Wilmington Productions and Events

Costume designer Mark Sorensen gives “Behind the Scenes” visitors a short course in costume design.

Costumes for Cosi fan tutte take shape.

The cast of Opera Wilmington’s “Cosi fan tutte” pull the pieces together in advance of opening night.

Opera IQ

What does "Die Fledermaus" mean in English?

High Notes Blog

Bewitched by Kiri

I came to opera late. While staying with friends in Chapel Hill, I came downstairs for breakfast one Sunday morning to be met by beautiful singing coming from our host’s CD player. “Who is that?” I asked. “Oh,” my friend said, “that’s Kiri Te Kanawa.” At the time, my...

Missing Hvorostovsky

Behind the Curtain When Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky passed away in the early morning of November 22, 2017, his life cut tragically short at age 55 by brain cancer, the opera world lost one of its most distinctive voices and dramatic talents. Like many of his...

Getting comfortable with opera

Behind the Curtain I have been an opera lover since my teens and I knew that set me apart somehow as the very word “opera” seems to turn many people defensive. It scares them. This is still true, as a recent survey showed that a significant number of responders were...

Past Productions

 

Venture backstage and check out some of our shows you might have missed!