IN THE COMMUNITY

We believe opera is for everyone. 

Performances

Opera About Town – Free and open to the public
🗓️ February 14 | 5:15PM
📍 Peach Road Cultural Center
911 Ileagnes Road
Raleigh, NC 27603

OMAR
Carolina Performing Arts
🗓️ February 25 & 26 | 7:00PM
📍 Memorial Hall
  114 E. Cameron Ave.
  Chapel Hill, NC 27514

The North Carolina Opera Orchestra performs the North Carolina premiere of OMAR, presented by Carolina Performing Arts.

More Info + Tickets 

What does it mean to tell a story? How do we reckon with the gaps in our history? 
These questions animate the North Carolina premiere of OMAR, an opera from Rhiannon Giddens and acclaimed composer Michael Abels. This sweeping new work draws inspiration from the 1831 autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, beginning long before the West African scholar was forced to board a ship bound for Charleston, South Carolina — the site of his initial enslavement. Pulling from a wealth of sources—including historical texts found in Carolina’s Louis Round Wilson Library—Omar tells a profound story of strength, resistance, and religious conviction in the face of harrowing circumstances. And, according to Giddens, it goes beyond a simple retelling to tackle issues that will resonate with a wide range of contemporary audiences. 

Opera About Town – Free and open to the public
🗓️ April 2, 2023 
📍 Mystic Farm & Distillery
1212 N Mineral Springs Road
Durham, NC 27703

Masterclasses

Voice Masterclass with Donvan Singletary – Meredith College

Week of March 20. More info to come.

Donvan Singletary will sing the role of Crown in PORGY AND BESS.

Lectures and Discussions

Eric Mitchko on PORGY AND BESS
and preview concert
🗓️ February 7, 2023
Private Event

Eric Mitchko on PORGY AND BESS
🗓️ March 28, 2023
NC State University OLLI