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Rent Rocks DPAC Once Again Jan. 28-Feb. 2!

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent, the 1996 Off-Broadway and Broadway and 1998 West End rock opera that changed the face of musicals in general, is back at the Durham Performing Arts Center by popular demand; and the audience couldn’t be happier. With an energetic cast and recognizable music, such as “Seasons of Love,” this… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent Proves That Love Endures All

Jonathan Larson’s Rent, which focuses on the lives of several twenty-somethings living the bohemian life in New York City in 1989, has long been a theatrical staple. And, with its colorful, true-to-life characters and universal themes, it’s easy to see why. The 20th Anniversary Tour of the musical, onstage now at Durham Performing Arts CenterRead More ›

Magnificent Voices and Lovely Sets Make the North Carolina Opera’s Tosca Extraordinary

When the curtain rises on the North Carolina Opera’s fully staged production of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, sung in Italian with English supertitles, conducted by Joseph Rescigno and directed by David Paul, with lighting by Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann, it is 1800 in Rome. Napoleon’s forces are bearing down on the city, threatening to occupy the… Read More ›

The North Carolina Opera Opens Its Sixth Season on Oct. 30th with a Stellar Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly has endeared itself to audiences for more than a hundred years with its passionate love story and recognizable arias, but even more so with its heartbreaking love story. Few tales grace the stage and combine elements from both Eastern and Western culture as the story of the teenage Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly)… Read More ›

LA BOHÈME Debuts on DVD & Blu-ray December 15th

The chemistry between them is electric, unrivaled in the theatre today. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is not only beautiful but has a marvelous voice and technique; and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, has a wonderful voice and incredible charisma.