Wilmington, NC prides itself on having a robust and diverse creative community embracing a wide range of interests. Opera Wilmington added an important missing piece to the performing arts scene when the first live opera was staged here in July 2014. Opera Wilmington brings together two distinct local groups: those who love to perform opera and those who love to support it, to enhance awareness of this unique art form.
Opera Wilmington is all about the live performance. They give a stage to the area’s best operatic performers and spread the love of opera through educational outreach programs. Each year they stage a full-scale production on the Main Stage at UNCW. This year’s event, Bizet’s famous opera Carmen, will be performed on five dates in July. Opera buffs should order tickets early: the event will sell out.
The opera company stages other events during the year too. Watch the events page on this website for information concerning additional events throughout the year.
In addition to live performance, Opera Wilmington also provides the lovers of opera the opportunity to become Opera Angels. Opera Angels are fans of opera who gather and promote the art form through lectures, dinners, travel, and sponsorship of student scholarships.
For more information visit www.opera-wilmington.org