2425 Season

North Carolina Opera 2024-2025 Season



Verdi // ERNANI
November 10, 2024 | Meymandi Concert Hall
Concert Performance

*Company Premiere
A riveting tale of love, betrayal, and vengeance set in 16th-century Spain. The bandit Ernani seeks to rescue his beloved Elvira, but she is being wooed by both the young King Charles, and the older nobleman Silva. Political intrigue, personal vendettas, and passionate music much like Il Trovatore deliver an exhilarating opera experience that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

Featuring Leah Crocetto, Giorgio Berrugi, Andrew Manea, and Anthony Robin Schneider
Conducted by Jakob Lehmann

Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Florencia en el Amazonas

January 31 and February 2, 2025 | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

*Company Premiere
North Carolina Opera’s first ever Spanish language opera! Embark on a magical and mysterious journey along the mighty Amazon. Glamorous opera legend Florencia Grimaldi is traveling incognito by steamboat through the enchanted rainforest in hopes of finding her long lost love. Wracked by storms and a cholera outbreak, she and her fellow passengers are drawn deeper into the Amazon, where fantasy and reality intertwine, and their hopes and dreams are tested.

“FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS sounds and feels like Puccini and Debussy, with murmurs of Ravel and the film music of Technicolor epics. The music glistens like sun on the river; it is graceful and ravishing.” -Robert Levine, Bachtrack

“The Mexican composer’s style is firmly, richly tonal and melodically effusive, with soaring vocal lines; the orchestration dazzles.” -Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

Featuring Vanessa Vasquez, Richard Ollarsaba, Marlen Nahhas, Jason Karn, and Levi Hernandez
Conducted by Joseph Mechavich; Directed by John Hoomes

Performed in Spanish with English translations projected above the stage.

The Marriage of Figaro

April 4 & 6, 2025 | Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.

Comedic capers and uproarious antics take center stage as Mozart’s classic opera battle of the sexes and the classes returns to NCO. Follow Figaro, the cunning confidant, and Susanna, the sly servant, as they navigate a maze of matrimonial mayhem and mischief. With hilarious hijinks and a sensational score, the “greatest opera ever written” will have you rolling in the aisles!

Featuring William Clay Thompson, Kathryn Henry, Cadie J. Bryan, and Theo Hoffman
Conducted by Aaron Breid; Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber

Performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

Subscriber Information

All performances in the 2024/2025 North Carolina Opera season take place in downtown Raleigh at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.

  • FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS and THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO will be fully staged operas performed in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
  • ERNANI will be presented in concert in Meymandi Concert Hall.

Log in or create an NCO Account Manager Account. **Use the same email address and password you use to purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com for consolidated access.** 

When purchasing a new subscription online, you will be prompted to select your performance day and seats for Memorial Auditorium. Your performance day (Friday evening or Sunday matinee) and seats will be the same for both shows in Memorial Auditorium (FLORENCIA & FIGARO).

If you need to change your seats or performance day after purchasing a subscription, please contact the NCO Box Office at (919) 792-3853 or boxoffice@ncopera.org.

Based on your chosen Price Zone, the Box Office will assign comparable seats for the Sunday matinee concert performance of ERNANI in Meymandi Concert Hall. There is no Friday evening option for this performance.

If you require accessibility accommodations or would like to make a seating request for Meymandi, please contact the NCO Box Office at (919) 792-3853 or boxoffice@ncopera.org.

Renewals for the 24/25 season are now closed. You may purchase a new subscription online, or call the Box Office at 919.792.3853 for assistance.

Subscribers enjoy WAIVED handling fees all season long! Prices below are all inclusive (tickets, taxes, and facility fees).  The price you see is the price you pay for one subscription seat to all 3 shows in the 24/25 season.

Zone 1 is $351; Zone 2 is $306; Zone 3 is $240; Zone 4 is $195; Zone 5 is $123

Renewing subscribers may have custom subscription plans with pricing not reflected in the chart above. If you have any questions about your subscription seats or pricing, please do not hesitate to reach out to the NCO Box Office at 919.792.3853 or boxoffice@ncopera.org.

NC Opera Account Manager is your dedicated platform for purchasing, renewing, and managing your NC Opera season tickets. With Account Manager you will be able to take care of all your ticketing needs yourself, without having to wait on hold or take a trip to the Box Office. Download tickets to your phone, transfer them to another party, or purchase additional tickets for friends or family using your exclusive subscriber discount.

Read more: Account Manager Guide

Accessible tickets can be purchased online, but if you have any special requests, questions, or require personalized assistance, please contact the NCO Box Office directly and we’ll be happy to help! The NCO Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10AM – 2PM. Call 919.792.3853 or email boxoffice@ncopera.org.

Please visit our Accessibility page for more information on  accommodations offered at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.

Audio Description services by Arts Access are provided for Friday evening performances of FLORENCIA and FIGARO. 

Your digital tickets will be available in your NCO Account Manager in July. If you prefer printed tickets to be mailed directly to you or held for you at will call, please let us know by contacting the Box Office at 919.792.3853 or boxoffice@ncopera.org.

As a subscriber, you are eligible to purchase additional tickets for friends and family using your exclusive subscriber discount. You will also enjoy waived handling fees on these additional tickets. These additional tickets will be available to purchase later this summer after renewals have closed.

We’re here to help! The NCO Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 10AM – 2PM. Call 919.792.3853 or email boxoffice@ncopera.org for assistance or to purchase your subscription over the phone.

We look forward to helping you!

FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS is presented under license from Associated Music Publishers, Inc., copyright owner.