Spring A&E Guide 2011: Opera

Classic voices, timeless tales

A 2005 production of ‘La Traviata.’
Photo Credit: Opera Carolina

1/29-2/6 // CHARLOTTE
‘La Traviata’

With opportunities to catch either glimpses of this masterpiece at “Opera Dinners” or the full performance at Belk Theater Feb. 3-5, you have zero excuse to miss Opera Carolina’s 2011 production of “La Traviata.”
operacarolina.org

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3/25-29 // WINSTON-SALEM
5/12-15 // CHARLOTTE

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

This English-language, comic opera by Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert opened in London just over 130 years ago. Now it comes to the Carolinas, with performances in both Winston-Salem and Charlotte.
piedmontopera.org
operacarolina.org

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4/28 // RALEIGH
‘Faust’

Experience this classic opera as you’ve always dreamt. Conceived by director James Marvel, this North Carolina Opera original, semi-staged version combines original video and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s original masterpiece. Sung in French with English supertitles at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
ncopera.org

5/12-13 // DURHAM
‘The Turn of the Screw’

Credited as partly inspiring “The Others,” starring Nicole Kidman, this English-language opera was first inspired by the spooky, ghost-ridden novella by Henry James and published in 1898.
ncopera.org

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.