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.

Here's this week's Opera IQ question

On what work was La Bohème based?
  1. La Vie en Rose
  2. Rent
  3. Scènes de la vie de bohème

High Notes Blog

My Opera Story

My Opera Story Maggie and Kate Bradley Kate and Maggie Bradley, 14-year-old daughters of Frank and Mary Bradley, have been part of the Opera Wilmington family for several years. They have attended our Opera Camp! each summer to learn about all aspects of staging an...

Missing Hvorostovsky

Missing Hvorostovsky 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...

Getting comfortable with opera

Getting comfortable with opera 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...

Past Productions


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