When the North Carolina Opera’s Sunday, Nov. 10th, matinee performance of Richard Wagner’s dramatic Siegfried: Act III in Concert begins, the 80-player North Carolina Opera Orchestra brings the recognizable strains of Wagner’s music to life, under the skillful baton of conductor Timothy Myers. The orchestra performs Wagner’s music beautifully. When the violinists play, they have… Continue reading North Carolina Opera’s Siegfried Triumphantly Opens the Opera’s 2019-2020 Season
Over the span of nearly 26 years, German composer Richard Wagner constructed a cycle of four operas, based loosely on characters from Norse mythology and the German epic poem Nibelungenlied (The Song of the Nibelungs). This quartet, officially titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is more commonly known as The Ring… Continue reading Middle Earth Met the Marvel Universe on Sept. 16th and 18th in the N.C. Opera’s Das Rheingold
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)… Continue reading The North Carolina Opera Opens Its Sixth Season on Oct. 30th with a Stellar Madama Butterfly
Okay, we’ll admit that we come to this review with a certain level of bias. We love Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC. It is simply one of the best venues in the Triangle to hear live music. It’s the perfect balance of space, ambiance, and acoustics. You are outside under a… Continue reading North Carolina Opera’s May 9th “Opera in the Pines” Concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Was Stellar
In its first major public appearance, the new North Carolina Opera offers a magical evening of opera and Broadway classics under the stars.