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Opera Wilmington

Opera Wilmington The mission of this organization is to provide excellence in operatic performance and education, and to inspire appreciation of the art form.

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. Drawing upon the rich resources of local talent, Opera Wilmington is dedicated to providing live operatic performance, and to cultivating a new generation of opera lovers through educational outreach programs. In addition to liv

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. Drawing upon the rich resources of local talent, Opera Wilmington is dedicated to providing live operatic performance, and to cultivating a new generation of opera lovers through educational outreach programs. In addition to liv

Operating as usual

Celebrate this Easter weekend by attending St. Paul’s episcopal church’s performance of “The Seven Last Words of Christ”...
04/15/2022
St. Paul's Episcopal Church | Wilmington, NC

Celebrate this Easter weekend by attending St. Paul’s episcopal church’s performance of “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

Some of Opera Wilmington’s favorite performers John Dooley , Constance Paolantonio and Melvin C. Ezzell will feature as soloists!✨💜

Lent and Holy Week Schedule of Services and Special Offerings Come and Worshipat St. Paul’s Episcopal Church View Livestream Here Masking Update: All may, none must, some should. Sundays Rite II: Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.*In the Church & *Livestream Bulletin Children’s Sunday School 9:30 a.m...

This is no April fools!!!Tonight at 9pm we can all experience the beauty that is Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My...
04/01/2022
Highlights: Fire Shut Up In My Bones | Great Performances | PBS

This is no April fools!!!

Tonight at 9pm we can all experience the beauty that is Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” on PBS!

Grammy-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s memoir marks the Met’s first performance of an opera by a Black composer and its first production back in its theater following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi L...

In an unbelievable act of bravery and patriotism, “the symphony orchestra and choir of Ukraine’s Odesa Opera House stood...
03/15/2022
Ukraine orchestra and chorus perform ‘Va, Pensiero’ outside opera house in powerful cry for peace

In an unbelievable act of bravery and patriotism, “the symphony orchestra and choir of Ukraine’s Odesa Opera House stood in front of the barricaded concert venue to perform a concert for peace. Including Ukraine’s national anthem and ‘Va, Pensiero’ from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera, Nabucco.”

#standwithUkraine

Click on this article ⬇️ to find out how to support the courageous people of Ukraine 🇺🇦

https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1082992947/ukraine-support-help

The symphony orchestra and choir of the Odesa Opera House performed an outdoor concert this weekend, calling for peace and a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

Another stamp added to our passport! Our Club Teatro Vino: Malta event was a success!Last Stop….Vienna✨🇦🇹Make sure to li...
03/15/2022

Another stamp added to our passport! Our Club Teatro Vino: Malta event was a success!

Last Stop….Vienna✨🇦🇹

Make sure to like and share our posts to ensure you don’t miss the last event in this years Club Teatro Vino series!

Happy Women’s History Month! Of course when we think of wonderful women in opera our minds go directly to the dynamic di...
03/02/2022
She’s Making History in Opera. Can She Help Ensure Its Future?

Happy Women’s History Month!

Of course when we think of wonderful women in opera our minds go directly to the dynamic divas that have graced the stage. However, there are also many wonderful women behind the scenes, in the orchestra, and in the boardroom!

Check out this article on Eun Sun Kim, the first woman to serve as music director of one of America’s largest opera companies (2021)!

Eun Sun Kim is the first woman to serve as music director of one of America’s largest opera companies. She aims to broaden the art form’s appeal in the digital age.

02/27/2022
2022–23 Season Announcement

Around this time every year Opera Wilmington celebrates the first black female opera singer to perform for a major company with our annual Caterina Jarboro Symposium!

Unfortunately, we could not hold the symposium this year but please check out past symposium feature performer, Leah Hawkins, soprano, in her upcoming role as Musetta in the Metropolotin Opera’s 2023 production of La Bohème!

Congratulations Leah!♥️✨

02/26/2022
Joshua Conyers | Seattle Opera's "Blue" | Morning Update Show

Around this time every year Opera Wilmington celebrates the first black female opera singer to perform for a major company with our annual Caterina Jarboro Symposium!

Unfortunately, we could not hold the symposium this year but we implore you to check out past symposium feature performer, Joshua Conyers Baritone, in his upcoming project with the Seattle Opera!

Congratulations Josh!💙✨

🚨Now Boarding!🚨Savor the culture and cuisine of Malta at the next stop of Opera Wilmington’s Club Teatro Vino! Travel di...
02/22/2022

🚨Now Boarding!🚨

Savor the culture and cuisine of Malta at the next stop of Opera Wilmington’s Club Teatro Vino!

Travel diva Julie Hunt is our guide to this sunny Mediterranean marvel, while tenor Michael Rallis and pianist Elizabeth Loparits provide the music. Chef James Patterson is preparing a sampling of three Maltese tapas dishes, paired with wines from the Mediterranean.

Order your tickets now✨
https://www.operawilmington.org/

Wishing a very happy birthday to the Wilmington Symphony! Today marks 50 years of excellence in our community✨ Toi toi t...
02/20/2022

Wishing a very happy birthday to the Wilmington Symphony! Today marks 50 years of excellence in our community✨

Toi toi toi to all those performing tonight♥️

The first ever concert was performed on February 20, 1972 and we're celebrating our big 50th anniversary the only way we know how, with a special performance featuring WSO's greatest hits!! There will also be heart-warming performances by 2021 Richard R. Deas Young Artists Concerto Competition winners.

Tickets start at $25 for the concert and we're having a pre-concert Soirée (including food & drinks) from $75 - https://buff.ly/35aC3kT

We can't wait to celebrate all that the WSO is, was and will be!
Comment letting us know if you'll be there.

#WilmingtonSymphony #50thAnniversary #Orchestra #Anniversary #OrchestraLife

♥️Surprise your Valentine while supporting your local arts!✨
02/10/2022

♥️Surprise your Valentine while supporting your local arts!✨

💕‼️Calling all sweethearts‼️💕
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How to order your Singing Valentine!

1. Visit https://www.operawilmington.org/donate/
2. Click the Donate Today button!
3. Enter the amount of your donation and click on the PayPal box (even if you plan to use a credit or debit card)
4. On the next screen, log in to PayPal or click on the box to pay with a card.
5. On the next screen, go to the “Add special instructions to the seller” and tell us your name and email address, along with the name and email address of your recipient.
6. Complete your information and submit!

Your Valentine will receive the video serenade, with your name attached, the morning of Feb. 14.

Questions? Call us at 910 821-3315 or email us at [email protected]

💕‼️Calling all sweethearts‼️💕 ....How to order your Singing Valentine!1. Visit https://www.operawilmington.org/donate/2....
02/05/2022

💕‼️Calling all sweethearts‼️💕
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How to order your Singing Valentine!

1. Visit https://www.operawilmington.org/donate/
2. Click the Donate Today button!
3. Enter the amount of your donation and click on the PayPal box (even if you plan to use a credit or debit card)
4. On the next screen, log in to PayPal or click on the box to pay with a card.
5. On the next screen, go to the “Add special instructions to the seller” and tell us your name and email address, along with the name and email address of your recipient.
6. Complete your information and submit!

Your Valentine will receive the video serenade, with your name attached, the morning of Feb. 14.

Questions? Call us at 910 821-3315 or email us at [email protected]

Happy Black History Month!✨We thank and appreciate all Black artists in the opera world for creating, reimagining, inspi...
02/01/2022
Celebrating Black History Month

Happy Black History Month!✨

We thank and appreciate all Black artists in the opera world for creating, reimagining, inspiring, and breaking the mold! How lucky we all are to not only know of and learn the great Black artists of the past, but to also witness the beauty and talent of Black artists today!

In honor of Black History Month, we are showcasing some of the exceptional African American artists who have thrilled audiences and made invaluable contributions to the Met’s legacy. Below, explore a digital exhibition chronicling the history of Black artists at the Met, video and audio recordings...

Toi toi toi✨  Tonight the extremely talented Shannon Kessler Dooley begins her role as the fabulous Musetta in the North...
01/28/2022

Toi toi toi✨

Tonight the extremely talented Shannon Kessler Dooley begins her role as the fabulous Musetta in the North Carolina Opera production of La Bohème!

All the love from your Opera Wilmington family!!

Happy MLK day!Did you know that vocal powerhouse Mahalia Jackson led Dr. King to add his dream in his famous “I Have a D...
01/17/2022
How Mahalia Jackson Sparked Martin Luther King Jr.’s 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Happy MLK day!

Did you know that vocal powerhouse Mahalia Jackson led Dr. King to add his dream in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech?

“I have hopes that my singing will break down some of the hate and fear that divide the white and Black people in this country,”-Mahalia Jackson

The gospel singer’s spontaneous action led the orator to go off script during his 1963 March on Washington address.

Who else thought of this song when they checked the weather?🌬Stay warm out there everyone!....#opera #samuelbarber
01/11/2022
Vanessa: 'Must the winter come so soon' – Glyndebourne

Who else thought of this song when they checked the weather?🌬

Stay warm out there everyone!
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#opera #samuelbarber

Virginie Verrez performs 'Must the winter come so soon' from Samuel Barber's Vanessa.Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, August 2018.A heartbreaking s...

Happy Friday everyone!😄Check out the amazing Harolyn Blackwell performing Green finch and Linnet Bird from Sondheim’s Sw...
12/03/2021
Green Finch and Linnet Bird - Harolyn Blackwell - Sweeney Todd

Happy Friday everyone!😄

Check out the amazing Harolyn Blackwell performing Green finch and Linnet Bird from Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd!

What’s your favorite Sondheim musical??
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#operawilmington #ilm #musical #wilmingtonarts

A wonderful concert performance of "Green Finch and Linnett Bird" from Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd" - sung by Harolyn Blackwell. Ms. Blackwell is a lyr...

11/30/2021
Opera Wilmington Giving Tuesday 2021

Happy #GivingTuesday2021 !

This Giving Tuesday we ask that you give us a like, follow, and/or SHARE this post!

By online support alone, you can help us reach a wider audience while keeping our posts from being buried in your Facebook or Instagram feed!

By helping us grow our online presence, you can help us grow our offline audience!❤️

#GivingTuesday #operawilmington #ILM #northcarolina #wilmingtonarts

11/26/2021

For this year’s #givingtuesday2021 we ask that you show your support on our socials!

Check out our video to see how!!✨
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Opera Wilmington's mission is to bring excellence in live opera to the coastal Carolinas, reaching diverse audiences and nurturing regional talent.

Although we are the resident opera company of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, we are financially independent and responsible for raising our own funds.

(Opera Wilmington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.)

#opera #operawilmington #ILM #wilmingtonarts #supportlocalmusic #northcarolina

Our travel maven Julie Hunt is ready to kick off the first stop of our Club Teatro Vino series! Sydney Opera House here ...
11/14/2021

Our travel maven Julie Hunt is ready to kick off the first stop of our Club Teatro Vino series!

Sydney Opera House here we come!🇦🇺

‼️3 DAYS LEFT‼️ Join Opera Wilmington’s Club Teatro Vino and whet your appetite with a few future dream destinations and...
11/11/2021

‼️3 DAYS LEFT‼️

Join Opera Wilmington’s Club Teatro Vino and whet your appetite with a few future dream destinations and sample wines and foods reminiscent of each opera house setting we explore!

Travel maven and wine expert Julie Hunt will be your guide for this upcoming in-person series.

First stop: Sydney, Australia🇦🇺
Sunday November 14th

Click the link below to see how you can join Club Teatro Vino!⬇️

https://www.operawilmington.org/upcoming-events-2/

🍷Club Teatro Vino🍷International travel these days is tricky if not downright impossible, but with Club Teatro Vino you'l...
11/09/2021

🍷Club Teatro Vino🍷

International travel these days is tricky if not downright impossible, but with Club Teatro Vino you'll whet your appetite with a few future dream destinations and sample wines and foods reminiscent of each opera house setting we explore!

Travel maven and wine expert Julie Hunt will be your guide for this upcoming in-person series.

First stop: Sydney, Australia🇦🇺
Sunday November 14th

Click the link below to see how you can join Club Teatro Vino!⬇️

https://www.operawilmington.org/upcoming-events-2/

International travel these days is tricky if not downright impossible, but with Club Teatro Vino you'll whet your appeti...
11/04/2021

International travel these days is tricky if not downright impossible, but with Club Teatro Vino you'll whet your appetite with a few future dream destinations and sample wines and foods reminiscent of each opera house setting we explore!

Travel maven and wine expert Julie Hunt will be your guide for this upcoming in-person series.

First stop: Sydney, Australia🇦🇺
Sunday November 14th

Click the link below to see how you can join Club Teatro Vino!⬇️

https://www.operawilmington.org/upcoming-events-2/

#HappyWorldOperaDay May opera continue to grow, inspire, and connect us all!Comment down below what your favorite opera ...
10/25/2021

#HappyWorldOperaDay
May opera continue to grow, inspire, and connect us all!

Comment down below what your favorite opera is🤩

So happy to announce that our Oktoberfest pop-up concert is SOLD OUT!! A huge thank you to our wonderful patrons and sup...
10/22/2021

So happy to announce that our Oktoberfest pop-up concert is SOLD OUT!!

A huge thank you to our wonderful patrons and supporters🧡

Missed your chance to attend this concert? Make sure to follow Opera Wilmington to stay informed about our upcoming events!!
#ilm #operawilmington #wilmingtonnc

What better way to celebrate the season AND our quickly approaching “Oktoberfest” pop-up concert than Schubert’s spine-t...
10/13/2021
Franz Schubert: Erlkönig

What better way to celebrate the season AND our quickly approaching “Oktoberfest” pop-up concert than Schubert’s spine-tingling “Erlkönig”🎃

Interested in our “Oktoberfest” concert?✨

When: October 24th
Where:Wrightsville Beach Brewery Barrel Room
Tickets: $30 per person (includes one serving of beer or wine!)

Reserve your tickets now by emailing:
[email protected]

Visit www.operawilmington.org for more information!

Music by Franz Schubert. Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (see below for translation).Created by Oxford Lieder: www.oxfordlieder.co.ukTaken from the album ...

‼️POP UP CONCERT ALERT‼️Join us on October 24th as we celebrate this iconic fall festival with favorite songs and arias!...
10/08/2021

‼️POP UP CONCERT ALERT‼️

Join us on October 24th as we celebrate this iconic fall festival with favorite songs and arias! 🍻

Reserve your tickets by emailing:
[email protected]

TICKETS ARE LIMITED

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Proud of Sarah! Recipient of the Caterina Jarboro Memorial Master Class Award! With Opera Wilmington!
OPERA CAMP!!
I loved this performance!
Yay!
My sister and I are going to bring our mother to see this. What a treat!!! Thank you! XOXOX
A Night in Italy was fabulous - definitely the best of all your dinner events! We are so fortunate to have such amazing talent in Wilmington and to have your group making live Opera available in so many delightful ways. I can hardly wait for February! ❤️🎶🍝🍷❤️
I would like to introduce my Opera Wilmington friends to my friend, Gregory Schreiner. He and I met at Millikin University when I went there as a freshman and fortunately we have kept in touch. Greg has a traveling show called Hollywood Revisited. He owns sooooo many authentic costumes and specializes in Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. I would like to see Greg bring his show to Wilmington and would appreciate help from those of you able to assist. www.hollywoodrevisited.com. Thanks
We are still smiling because of the wonderful opening night of Carmen! Great job everyone! So nice to see many of our friends come to the opera! Bravo-cast and crew! Enjoy today's matinee! We will be back next week for the final show! UNCW and Wilmington are so blessed to have such talent !! BRAVO
If anyone has tickets to sell, I need 2 for any performance!