We are delighted to announce our summer 2020 production, Mozart’s fairy-tale opera The Magic Flute. Following a successful round of auditions this September, we will announce this summer’s fantastic cast at our upcoming musical feast and fundraiser planned for Sunday afternoon, October 6, A Night in Italy IIhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/opera-wilmington-presents-a-night-in-italy-ii-tickets-72847080579 

Want to support our continuing efforts? Operas are expensive to stage, and we want to bring you the very best. Click here to make a gift, remembering that Opera Wilmington is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization so your contributions are tax deductible.

We’ll be back soon to give you details of the other events and productions planned in our 2019–20 season.

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

Bewitched by Kiri

I came to opera late. While staying with friends in Chapel Hill, I came downstairs for breakfast one Sunday morning to be met by beautiful singing coming from our host’s CD player. “Who is that?” I asked. “Oh,” my friend said, “that’s Kiri Te Kanawa.” At the time, my...

Missing Hvorostovsky

Upcoming Productions 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

Upcoming Productions 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 responders were...

Past Productions


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