Wednesday, June 30 at 12:00pm at Raleigh’s City Plaza located at 400 Fayetteville St, Raleigh.

Downtown Raleigh’s Noon Tunes @ City Plaza will feature a performance by NCO’s Opera About Town. 

Performers include:

  • Shannon Kessler Dooley, soprano
  • Michael Boley, tenor
  • Adam Dengler, baritone
  • Jennifer Wolfe, piano


  • Giaochino Rossini – THE BARBER OF SEVILLE – Largo al factotum – Mr. Dengler
    – Figaro introduces himself, telling us that he is the guy everyone calls when they need a job done.
  • Giacomo Puccini – MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Un bel dì – Ms. Kessler Dooley
    – Butterfly faithfully awaits the day when the man she loves will return.
  • Francesco Cilea – ADRIANA LECOUVREUR – La dolcissima effige – Mr. Boley
    – Maurizio declares his passion for Adriana, declaring that his love for her has turned him into a poet.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – DON GIOVANNI – Serenade – Mr. Dengler
    – Don Juan attempts another conquest, singing to a woman beneath her window.
  • Giaocmo Puccini – LA RONDINE Doretta’s Dream – Ms. Kessler Dooley
    – Magda tells the story of Doretta, who found true love with a student she met one day.
  • Giacomo Puccini – TURANDOT – Nessun dorma – Mr. Boley
    – Princess Turandot has declared that “none shall sleep” until she learns the name of the Unknown Prince. He exults that his secret is safe, and that at dawn he will win her hand.
  • Gaetano Donizetti – DON PASQUALEBella siccome un angelo – Mr. Dengler
    – Dr. Malatesta tells Pasquale that the bride he has in mind for him is beautiful like an angel descended from heaven.
  • Giacomo Puccini – LA BOHÈME – Musetta’s Waltz – Ms. Kessler Dooley
    – Musetta tells everyone that when she walks the down the street, heads turn.
  • Eduardo di Capua and Alfredo Mazzucchi – “O SOLE MIO” – Mr. Boley
    – “The sun is beautiful, but you are more so. You are my own sun, the light shines from your face!”

Please join us for a lunchtime concert on Wednesday, June 30. See you there !

Recent performances include Croasdaile Country Club in Durham (October 30, 2020), Fred Fletcher Park in Raleigh (November 1, 2020), and Beaver Dam Lake Farm in Raleigh (November 7, 2020). The performance at Beaver Dam Lake Farm was a special Arias on the Farm program sponsored by Baird Wealth ManagementAdditional performances will be scheduled as weather and health regulations permit.

Watch OPERA ABOUT TOWN from home!

Missed the outdoor performances for Opera About Town? No worries! North Carolina Opera is now offering Opera About Town Online. Hosted by NCO’s general director, Eric Mitchko, this online series provides a mix of popular and less well-known pieces in different languages and from different time periods. Click the “Click here to watch online!” button to access the newest episode.

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