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NC Opera 2013/14 Season Announced



Mozart’s Così fan tutte (“The School for Lovers”)
October 3 and 5 at 8pm and October 6 at 3pm at Raleigh’s Fletcher Opera Theater
Conducted by NCO Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Timothy Myers with stage direction by Michael Shell, the cast includes Elizabeth De Trejo as Fiordiligi, Durham native Cecelia Hall as Dorabella, Tyler Nelson as Ferrando, Brevard native Sidney Outlaw as Guglielmo, Jake Gardner as Don Alfonso, and Cary native Hailey Clark as Despina.

Puccini’s La bohème
January 24 at 8pm and January 26 at 3pm at Memorial Auditorium
Winston-Salem Symphony music director Robert Moody and stage director Crystal Manich lead a cast that includes Angela Fout as Mimi, Eric Barry as Rodolfo, Troy Cook as Marcello and Soloman Howard as Colline.

The North Carolina premiere of Dvořák’s Rusalka (Semi-Staged)
March 30 at 3pm at Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall
Conducted by Timothy Myers and directed by Crystal Manich. The stunning cast includes Joyce El-Khoury as Rusalka, Russell Thomas as the Prince, Heidi Melton as the Foreign Princess, Tom Fox as Vodnik, and Margaret Gawrysiak as Ježibaba.

“In our first three seasons we quickly proved that NCO is a vibrant, growing organization presenting a broad variety of repertoire featuring world-class artists. I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this 13/14 season, which demonstrates our commitment not only to continuing our exploration into the wealth of operatic repertoire, but also to extending our reach even further into the community, connecting with people of all ages and walks of life.“ says Timothy Myers, North Carolina Opera’s Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

In addition to the main stage repertoire offerings, we are proud to announce two special events.
On November 25, NCO in collaboration with CAM Raleigh will present New Music Raleigh in the North Carolina premiere of All Souls. All Souls, by composer and Duke faculty member John Supko, is a setting of nine excerpts from the novel All Souls Day by the Dutch author Cees Nooteboom for soprano, chamber orchestra, and electronic sampler. All Souls contains mature content and is not recommended for younger audiences. Timothy Myers conducts the New Music Raleigh chamber orchestra featuring soprano Ashleigh Semkiw in this non-subscription event. TIckets on sale soon!

Closing the new season is the new event Opera in the Pines, a concert presented at Cary’s outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre on May 17 at 7pm. Join Maestro Myers, the NC Opera Orchestra and spectacular featured singers for this engaging program of popular opera and Broadway favorites. With free admission for children under 14 years of age, this will be a fun and casual evening the whole family can enjoy. This special event is not sold as part of the subscription series but as a single ticket add-on option. Single tickets (outside of a subscription) will be available on September 9, 2013.Performance is Rain or shine.

North Carolina Opera General Director Eric Mitchko adds “Our fourth season will have a great mix of familiar and unfamiliar repertoire, with exceptional singers. We think audiences will love the season, and are very excited about performing for the first time at Koka Booth.”

Season subscriptions start at just $66 and are on sale now by calling the North Carolina Opera Box Office at 919.792.3850 or filling out the order form available on Single tickets for individual operas start at $25 and will go on sale in early September.

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