2017-18 Subscriptions

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Higdon/Sheer
COLD MOUNTAIN
September 28 and October 1, 2017
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
 
Music by Jennifer Higdon    
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Co-Production/Co-Commission by The Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Minnesota Opera in collaboration with North Carolina Opera
                                            
Based on the novel by Charles Frazier
Sung in English with English supertitles
 
Wounded and suffering battle fatigue, W.P. Inman flees a Confederate military hospital near Petersburg to cross the rugged terrain toward home and his beloved Ada in Western North Carolina. Along the way, he meets a cast of characters right out of Homer’s Odyssey all while being relentlessly hunted by the marshals of the Home Guard. Meanwhile back at home, Ada fights to survive not knowing Inman’s fate and struggling with her own. Will the lovers ever be reunited?  
 
North Carolina Opera is a proud member of the team that has brought this “fresh, vibrant” (The Washington Post) new opera and production to the stage.  The best-selling novel and hit movie is now a critically acclaimed opera. A must-see event in the state where it belongs!
 
North Carolina Opera presents Cold Mountain with generous support from Mr. & Mrs. Richard McNeel and C. Thomas Kunz.
 
Verdi
RIGOLETTO
January 26 & 28, 2018
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

New-to-the-Triangle Production    
Music by Giuseppe Verdi 
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave    
Based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
 
The court jester Rigoletto insults and humiliates all those around him for the amusement of his boss, the Duke of Mantua. But eventually those words come back to haunt him, setting him and his innocent, love-struck daughter Gilda on a course for disaster. You will immediately recognize the parade of hit tunes from Gilda’s “Caro nome” to the Duke’s “La donna è mobile” and to the thrilling quartet. 
 
Rigoletto is sponsored by Philip and Nancy Hablutzel.
 
Saint-Saëns
SAMSON AND DELILAH
 
April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Music by Camille Saint-Saëns 
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire
Based on the Book of Judges
Sung in French with English surtitles

Mighty Samson can single-handedly kill a thousand men, but no one knows the source of his great strength. Enter the beautiful Delilah, the one woman who will do whatever it takes to learn his secret and bring him down. This concert presentation of the Biblical story features a stellar cast and exquisite music by the great French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, including Delilah’s seductive aria "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix.”
 
Samson and Delilah is generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. Sitelink Software.