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In Summer 2014, the company’s sold-out debut production, Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, garnered rave reviews and an outpouring of community enthusiasm.


This success was followed by acclaimed productions of Verdi’s Rigoletto in Summer 2015 (declared “a triumph” by The Star News)

and Mozart’s Così fan tutte in Summer 2016. Following a preview performance of Così fan tutte, statewide arts journal Classical Voice of North Carolina noted: “Opera Wilmington is making a great contribution to the region in presenting live opera of high artistic quality. It is a testament to the many people supporting this mission – and to the growing, developing Wilmington public – that it is succeeding splendidly.”


Opera Wilmington continued its record of artistic excellence and uncompromising production value with its much-anticipated Summer 2017 production of Bizet’s Carmen, the most beloved masterpiece of the entire operatic repertoire.


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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 fans, my most...

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Past Productions 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...

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