Upcoming events

Vive le bon vin!

June 15

Ready for just a soupçon of France? Then sign up for Opera Wilmington’s exclusive wine tasting at Wilmington Wine. You’ll get a close up and personal introduction to several French wines, courtesy of proprietor John Willse. Cost is $25 per person, and all proceeds benefit Opera Wilmington, taking us a few feet further up our fundraising “Eiffel Tower.”

The tasting takes place at Wilmington Wine, 605 Castle Street, on Saturday, June 15, 6-8 p.m.

Space is limited! Reserve now to ensure your spot in this evening of good taste and bonhomie!

 

Experience the Tour de France without needing a bicycle

July 14

Have we got a French cultural mashup for you! Celebrate France’s national holiday, July 14, toast the Tour de France, and get a taste of an enduring French-inspired treasure as Opera Wilmington presents Tour de France Wine & Cheese Pairing.

This year’s tour, which always enfolds Bastille Day (known to the French as Quatorze Juillet, or July 14), starts in Brussels, Belgium and runs down the eastern edge of France and into the South.

What a wonderful region to explore gastronomically! On Opera Wilmington’s Tour de France, you will sample wines, cheeses and perhaps even a bit of charcuterie from the départments along the cyclists’ route. And you won’t have to jockey for position, massage aching muscles, or plan strategy as you enjoy your tour — we promise!

In fact, you will enjoy air-conditioned comfort at a very cool urban space in downtown Wilmington. You can take your favorite glass of wine up to the rooftop terrace and enjoy a spectacular sunset view of the riverfront.

To entertain you, the cast of Opera Wilmington’s production of La Bohème will drop in and whet your musical appetite with a few morsels from the opera – and maybe a couple of French café songs as well — qui sait?

Tickets are $50 each (plus tax). We’ll have the link up very soon! In the meantime, email us at info@operawilmington.org to learn more.

 

 

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

Click here to find the answer!

 

 

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