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Introducing our summertime Sunday Salons!

August 26

Watch this space for information about our August 30 online Sunday Salon, which will feature several of the talented artists you’ll see and hear in person next July as Opera Wilmington brings Mozart’s The Magic Flute to the stage. As always, our very own artistic director, Nancy King, will moderate the program, which blends lively discussion and samples of these singers’ performances.

Tune in! Enjoy! The monthly Sunday Salons come to you free of charge on the last Sunday of each month at 4 p.m.

You can view the Sunday Salon in two ways. For the highest-quality audio, we recommend our YouTube channel. But you can also tune in via Facebook. The links will be posted in late August.

 

March 28 – postponed until the fall of 2020 because of the coronavirus

Opera Wilmington, in collaboration with WHQR and our performers, will determine a virtual format and a later date for this sure-to-please concert. We’ll announce details when we have enough information to do so.

In the meantime, we wish our audience members the very best for a healthy and peaceful “duration.”

 

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

The three-year-old thoroughbreds may run at Churchill Downs Sept. 5, but because we’re concerned about the health of our supporters, Opera Wilmington has decided that holding an in-person Kentucky Derby party in September is just not a good idea. We plan to host this event next year on May 1, when we can – fingers crossed! – safely gather and celebrate. 

 

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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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Past Productions

 

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