This time of year that I start getting excited. Despite the heat of summer burdening everyone with a bad case of indoor-itis, I know that I can start counting down to the start of Opera Season!
Opera Carolina is producing a line up of performances that will be stunning in grandeur as well as star-studded. Taking us on a world tour of Spain, Japan and Russia, this season we will truly be facing our Opera like no other!
Verdi has always been a great love of mine and knowing this highly charged Spanish drama will be starring Italian tenor Antonello Palombi and Denyce Graves has me anxiously anticipating opening night.
Madame Butterfly. An opera that any aficionado needs to see at least once in their lifetime. Puccini’s beloved romantic tragedy will be showcased on a stage by world-renowned Japanese artist Jun Kaneko. Starring will be Korean soprano Yunah Lee and Brazilian tenor Fernando Portari. (Get your tickets, the performance on the 28th is SOLD OUT.)
Finally, the season closes with Eugene Onegin realized musically by Tchaikovsky and from Pushkin’s masterpiece. Opera Carolina will be welcoming Vasily Layduk from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater and North Carolina’s own Metropolitan Opera star Anthony Dean Griffy.
A star-studded season, not only with the performances, but still riding high on Opera Carolina ending last season with positive financial news.
“This positive financial result is due to the combination of increased ticket sales, sponsorships and private donations that we secured in response to reductions in government and institutional support, and the downsizing of the company during the recession,” said General Director & Principal Conductor James Meena. “Now it is time to recapture the artistic creativity, and commitment to arts education that the company evidenced so well before the economic downturn.”
To learn more about these operas, listen to select arias, or to view performance times, click here.
Are you ready? There are several ways to purchase tickets:
THREE EASY WAYS TO BUY
ON THE PHONE:
Carolina Tix: 704.372.1000
Belk Theater Lobby
130 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Opera Carolina Youth Discount
Buy any regular price ticket and receive 50% off of the youth’s ticket (proof of age required). Call 704.372.1000 to take advantage of this offer!
Student Rush Tickets
Students can pre-purchase their Student Rush tickets in advance or purchase the night of the performance. Click here for more information.
Save 20% off regular price single ticket prices when you purchase 10 more tickets to a select performance. For more information on Group Ticket Sales .