The Triangle’s 2011 fall social season will kick off on Saturday evening, September 17, 2011 with North Carolina Opera’s Gala, our largest fundraiser of the season. Set in the luxurious, internationally-recognized Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NCO’s inaugural gala promises to be one of the most talked about events of the year. This vibrant evening will include lively entertainment, performances by noted opera singers, fantastic food, a live and silent auction, and much more.
Help launch the 2011-2012 NC Opera season. Tickets are available online at NCOpera.org or by calling 919.792.3856
by Georges Bizet
October 14 and 16, 2011
Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
Matadors, cigarettes, seduction and jealousy! In sultry Seville, a soldier falls for a bewitching gypsy. Their attraction is intense, but will her thirst for freedom destroy them both?
LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES
(CHILDREN OF THE GAME)
by Philip Glass
January 19, 20 and 22, 2012
Fletcher Opera Theater, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
A brother and sister live in a fantasy world, a “game” of their own imagining. Friends from the outside world try to enter, and the harmless game turns into a fierce and tragic struggle. This beautiful and haunting piece is newly directed and choreographed by Robert Weiss, and features a quartet of young singers along with dancers from Carolina Ballet. We celebrate the 75th birthday of one of America’s most popular composers, whose work includes opera, symphony, ballet and film (The Hours, No Reservations, The Thin Blue Line, Kundun, among others).
by Giuseppe Verdi
April 27, 2012 – Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh
April 29, 2012 – Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
Semi-staged production, sung in Italian with English supertitles
Two rivals love the same woman, while a dark family secret leads to terrible vengeance. One of Verdi’s greatest operas, with one hit tune after another! Learn more…
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ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA OPERA
North Carolina Opera was formed in 2010 from the merger of Capital Opera Raleigh and The Opera Company of North Carolina. It is dedicated to presenting operatic performances at the highest level throughout the Triangle. We also have a robust education program that brings opera to schools across Wake County and surrounding counties. North Carolina Opera brings international level artists to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, and also engages the best in local Triangle talent.