Opera Wilmington in the Press

– “Rigoletto has power, beauty, and emotion” (headline)

– “an impressive, often moving performance”

– “If Opera Wilmington continues to attract support with performances of this quality, the company will thrive for years to come.”

John Staton

Wilmington Star News (2015)

– “Opera Wilmington Excels with Cosi fan tutte” (headline)

– “The current production shows again the group’s great success.”

– “The quality of the performance ranged between high and compelling.”

Barry Salwen

Classical Voice of North Carolina (2016)

– “Opera Wilmington mounts an impressive edition of Carmen as part of UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts.”

Ben Steelman

Wilmington Star News (2017)

Opera Wilmington productions

– “Opera Wilmington Brings Color and Drama to Carmen” (headline)

– “Opera Wilmington has become a well-established and highly regarded presence on the Port City scene. It is a success to be celebrated by lovers of opera and those gratified by the growing depth of cultural life in Wilmington.”

– “Opera Wilmington is now the resident opera company at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This production began the relationship beautifully. The affiliation is sure to add luster to both organizations, and will hopefully grace Wilmington culture for many seasons to come.”

Barry Salwen

Classical Voice of North Carolina (2017)

Here's this month's Opera IQ question

Which one of the following operas does NOT have a leading lady?
  1. Tosca
  2. The Merry Wives of Windsor
  3. La Traviata
  4. Cendrillon

High Notes Blog

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Past Productions


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