Audiences loved Opera Wilmington’s production of Die Fledermaus in July 2018. Here are a few scenes from this comic masterpiece, composed by Johann Strauss, Jr., known as the “Waltz King.”

At Opera Camp this past June, youngsters helped Opera Wilmington set designer Max Lydy and his crew build an enormous chandelier using . . .what else?  . . . plastic utensils and light bulbs!

Campers also worked on the costumes for their public performances, which included two appearances in Act II of Die Fledermaus.

Opera Wilmington loves dogs! Here’s an example of how we (safely) incorporated our canine friends into the fun of Die Fledermaus: we held a “Dress Your Dog Like a Bat” contest. And here are our winners.

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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

Production Gallery 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

Production Gallery 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

 

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