Opera Carolina says it’s making a comeback. On January 18, 23, and 26 the Charlotte-based opera company will perform a special combination of three operas in one night on the Belk Theater stage. It is Puccin’s triple-bill II Trittico. It is the first time in Opera Carolina’s 65 year history to perform the opera.
The Opera’s General Director, James Meena, says as the economy recovers, so do the arts, opera in particular. He’s seen a more young and diverse audience experiencing the art for the first time.
As part of an effort to get new people “hooked”, the Opera Carolina has invited 500 first timers to come for a free night of music. The company chose the lucky winners from an online contest taking place early January.
Opera Carolina was founded in 1948 by a small group of volunteers. Unlike many traveling performing arts companies, Charlotte is home to Opera Carolina; most of the performers live here.
For more information on the opera and tickets, go to operacarolina.org.