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If you missed our final summertime Sunday Salon, don’t despair!

Our final Sunday Salon August 30 featured 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. You’ll meet Christopher Hochstuhl, new to Opera Wilmington, who will sing the role of Tamino, the hero. Joining the conversation as well is his love interest, Pamina, who will be sung by OW favorite Shannon Kessler Dooley. Also returning to Opera Wilmington (applause!) and the Sunday Salon is baritone John Dooley, cast as the wacky bird-catcher Papageno.

Wait! There’s more! Our conductor and musical director Daniel Brier, who will talk about bringing Mozart’s comic opera to life, also joined us for this hour of music and conversation.

As always, our very own artistic director, Nancy King, served as moderator, blending lively discussion and samples of these singers’ performances.

You can view the Aug. 30 Sunday Salon in two ways. For the highest-quality audio, click here to visit our YouTube channel. But you can also tune in via Facebook by clicking here.

 

October 2020

Virtual Victorians

Opera Wilmington will partner with Wilmington’s historical Latimer House (circa 1852) to stage a “virtual but verismo” concert of Romantic and post-Romantic arias and art songs. Check back for details as we set the stage!

 

November 2020

Puccini’s world

We have an exciting food and travel adventure in store for fans of Italian cuisine and culture. Your magic (virtual) carpet awaits!

 

April 2021

The Great American Songbook

 

May 1, 2021

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

 

 

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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!

 

 

High Notes Blog

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Past Productions

 

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