Upcoming events

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

Opera Wilmington, in collaboration with the Cameron Art Museum, WHQR and our performers, will determine a later date for this sure-to-please concert. We’ll announce the new date 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.”

Tap your toes and enjoy the memories at Opera Wilmington’s March 28 concert performance of favorites from the Great American Songbook! This program of classic American standards, performed by Nancy King, Rusty Kling, Lynn O’Connell, Constance Paolantonio, Michael Rallis, Carl Samet, Sarah Wells and Bob Workmon, will pay tribute to the best composers and lyricists of the past.

We’ll also pay tribute to the talents and profound knowledge of the late Phillip Furia, who – with his wife Laurie Patterson – researched so many of the great American Standards and shared these treasures with area music lovers.

George Scheibner, who worked with Phil Furia to create several hundred short “Great American Songbook” segments that aired on WHQR, will be our MC for this sure-to-please program.

The event, which is co-sponsored by WHQR Public Media, starts at 4:30 at the Cameron Art Museum. A cash bar will be available. Purchase tickets through the CAM or call the museum at 910 395-5999. The cost for CAM members is $22; for non-members it is $30.

May 2

And the race is on! – fingers crossed. The Kentucky Derby has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 2. If all goes well, our fundraising party will be on track for that date as well.

If the sound of bugles and hoofbeats is music to your ears, we have a terrific fundraiser party for you! Opera Wilmington will host a Kentucky Derby Party at a brand-new venue on the north riverfront: Jesse’s Yacht Club.

Come dressed in your Day at the Races finery, because we’ll have prizes for best hat (traditional and creative categories), as well as for best-dressed gent. There will be games and raffle prizes. A cash bar will be available. All this while offering you quite possibly the best river view in town.

And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to place your bets on your favorite steed.

The party gets underway at 4 pm and wraps after the winner announcement, around 7 pm.

Tickets are $45 per person, and include a complimentary mint julep as well as “horses'” d’oeuvres and our Bourbon Trail Dessert Bar.

Purchase your tickets through PayPal or send us a check (no later than April 27) at 1319 Military Cutoff Road, Suite CC324, Wilmington 28405. If you have questions or need alternate payment arrangements, email us at info@operawilmington.org.


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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

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