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Starting the weekend of February 23-25, Opera Wilmington has a packed playbill for you! Read further for details on the Caterina Jarboro Memorial Recital and Symposium, the three Live in HD screenings, and our exciting 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser March 3.

Remembering a local diva with a Jarboro-worthy lineup!


This year’s Caterina Jarboro Memorial Recital featured artist is LaToya Lain, who just made her Met debut in the cast of Porgy and Bess. She has sung P&B roles – along with numerous others – in Europe, as well as teaching voice at UNC-Chapel Hill. We’re lucky to host her!

Find out more, and purchase your tickets here.


Opera Wilmington and OLLI: together at Live in HD!


Osher Lifelong Learning Center (OLLI) and Opera Wilmington are joining forces to screen three delayed Live in HD Metropolitan Opera broadcasts at Beckwith Recital Hall in upcoming months. These special events are open to the general public: you do not need to be an OLLI member to attend!

Beckwith is located in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, with adjacent parking.

Light refreshments will be available in the Cultural Arts lobby during intermission, courtesy of OLLI.

The schedule:

CARMEN – Bizet
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1- 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 14, 1-5 p.m.

LA RONDINE – Puccini
Sunday, May 5, 1-4 p.m.

Each of these screenings will be preceded by a talk by our favorite opera historian, Dr. Helena Spencer. Tickets for the screening of Carmen are available here.


10th Anniversary Celebration ~ March 3

10th Anniversary Gala


Join us at the Country Club of Landfall for a joyous celebration of Opera Wilmington’s first decade! Here’s what’s on tap:

  • Sparkling toast
  • Luncheon and cash bar
  • Musical highlights from past productions, with costumes and mementos on display
  • Sneak preview of July’s production of Puccini’s Tosca
  • Silent and live auction treasures
  • Prizes!

Tickets are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase.

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Past Productions


Venture backstage and check out some of our shows you might have missed!