Musings on opera in NC and beyond


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The 2010/2011 North Carolina Opera Season
Here’s a sneak preview of the season!
Firm dates TBA

Opera in the Park
June 12, 2010 8 PM
NC Museum of Art

Arts in the Museum Park Concert Series

Opera About Town – Opera, Broadway and Zarzuela in the Museum Park

Sandra Lopez, Soprano; Nelson Martinez, Baritone; Todd Robinson, Bass
Timothy Myers, Conductor

For its debut, the North Carolina Opera offers a magical concert under the stars. Three singing sensations of the world opera stage, a full orchestra under the direction of Timothy Myers, and the art-filled woodland setting of the North Carolina Museum of Art create the perfect summer evening you’ll want to share with family, friends, or that very special someone.

Enjoy your favorite arias, duets, and instrumental selections from operas of Puccini, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and others. Kick things up a bit with the Latin passion of well-known Zarzuela songs, and rousing hits from America’s Great White Way.

Puccini’s Tosca
October, 2010

Britten’s Turn of the Screw
November,  2010

Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes
February, 2011

Gounod’s Faust
April, 2011

Opera & Broadway in the Museum Park
June, 2011

Written by Darla

November 18, 2009 at 9:04 am

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  1. I am interested in MetoperaHD for Saturday at North Hills, NC. How can I go about information.

    Annemarie Lalik

    January 7, 2010 at 10:45 am

    • Hi, I purchase tickets at Make your way to the Regal North Hills listing; at the bottom of that page, they list all the upcoming shows. Or you can call the theatre directly at North Hills. Also, go to and look for Live in HD to get more specifics about each opera in the 2009/2010 season.

      NOTE The broadcasts sell out fast! I missed some of the Saturday broadcasts this year myself…but fortunately North Hills added some Wednesday night rebroadcast times. The first 2010 broadcast is this Saturday of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier; I’d be surprised if it is NOT sold out. If it is, then check to see if there is maybe a later Wednesday broadcast. They are SO worth the effort of getting tickets, though–really good. Good luck!

      Good luck!!!


      January 7, 2010 at 11:27 am

  2. I can only find January listings.


    January 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    • Hi Libby, The 2010/11 season for the Triangle and NC Opera has yet to be announced, which is why you are only looking at January listings! As soon as I have information, I’ll publish the schedule as far out as it goes. Hopefully it will be soon!


      January 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

  3. Do you hold open auditions?


    January 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    • Hi Laru, I will pass your question on to North Carolina Opera’s artistic director and principal conductor, Timothy Myers, to get your question answered. Back ASAP.


      January 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  4. Please notify me of events and performances.


    February 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

  5. I would like to sing for Maestro Myers. I am a former NC resident now living in Chicago. I debuted with OCNC in 2005 in a production of Tosca and would like to return to the company. Whom can I send my updated materials to?

    Bill McMurray

    March 28, 2010 at 10:14 pm

  6. Please let me know when auditions will be held for the 2010-2011 season. I’m also interested in programming for schools, as a singer and as a curriculum developer. I have 11 years experience teaching music in varied settings, from kindergarten to my 71 year old private voice student. And I’m local. (Cary)

    Jean Marie Whaley

    March 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    • Hello,

      I have recently been approached about establishing an Opera club here at the H. Leslie Perry Library. We are located in Henderson, NC and were wondering if you might be interested in attending one of our meetings perhaps sometime this Fall. We would love to have a performer discuss and demonstrate some of the virtues of live performance. The newly finished Perry Library has a beautiful gallery that will make a wonderful presentation venue. Please let me know if you are interested.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Kim Grindrod
      Adult Services Librarian
      H. Leslie Perry Library
      205 Breckenridge St.
      Henderson, NC 27536
      (252) 438-3316 Ext. 236

      Kim Grindrod

      July 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

      • Hi Kim!

        Thank you for thinking of us in regards to your new Opera Club! We will make sure that your request is responded to; it certainly is an exciting opportunity for all!

        -NCOpera Webmaster


        July 28, 2010 at 11:08 am

  7. I am interested in finding Real Opera anywhere in north carolina Can you PLEASE direct me
    Thank You

    Frank Spinetti

    April 16, 2010 at 11:32 am

  8. Hi. When will the actual performance dates be announced? It seems pretty late for them to not have exact dates. My opera calendar is rapidly filling up, and I hope that I won’t miss any local performances because I’m already committed to operas elsewhere! Please let us know ASAP when the performance dates (rather than just the month, which really isn’t helpful at all) are known!



    April 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm

  9. How much are season tickets, and single tickets. Where do we find that information. Please advise


    May 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm

  10. I appreciate your comment in the “About” blog section: “This blog is for people who love opera–or are getting there.” I am definitely a “getting there” person but look forward to the performance at the NC Museum of Art on the 12th!


    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

  11. If you ever plan on doing this pleasee send me an email.
    This had me in tears.
    If this ever happened around me I think I would cry some more.


    Toni Langley

    July 21, 2010 at 9:23 am

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