2018-19 Subscriptions

NORTH CAROLINA OPERA 2018-19 SEASON

SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS
Subscription tickets for the three operas (NormaCarmen and Tosca) are on sale now and are priced from $100 to $295. Subscribers to the 2018-19 season may also purchase tickets now for the Hei-Kyung Hong recital at the special subscription price of $50 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 919-792-3853. Ticket and performances details for Performance of Self will be announced at a later date.
 
Bellini
NORMA
October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm (concert performance)
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
 
In ancient Gaul, the chaste Druid high priestess Norma has borne two children fathered by an enemy Roman military commander. When he abandons her and seduces the younger priestess Adalgia, Norma vows revenge and nothing is off the table. Let the vocal fireworks begin! From the sublime prayer “Casta diva” to the plaintive duet “Mira, o Norma” capped by a dazzling cabaletta, Norma stands at the pinnacle of the bel canto repertoire. 
 
Bizet
CARMEN
January 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm
January 27, 2019 at 2:00pm
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
 
The alluring gypsy Carmen can have any man she wants and today she wants the army corporal Don José. But when she leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, the soldier’s obsessive attraction proves fatal. You’ll recognize all the melodies because every song is a hit—from the smoky “Habanera” to the seductive “Seguidilla” to the rousing “Toreador Song.” Bizet’s beguiling score along with the hypnotic dancing and pulsating human drama will make you powerless to resist this Carmen conducted by conducted by Keitaro Harada (NCO’s Turn of the Screw).
 
Puccini
TOSCA
April 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh
 
The diva Floria Tosca has always sacrificed for her art, but what is she willing to surrender to spare her lover from execution at the hands of evil Baron Scarpia? Her answer may surprise you, but her next move will shock you even more. Tosca is the quintessential Puccini thriller set in June 1800 in Rome where politics, religion, love, jealousy, violence and revenge all collide during one fateful 24-hour period. Not seen in the Triangle since NCO’s premiere season, Tosca returns in a lavish production featuring a cast of rising stars and the NCO Opera Orchestra and Chorus, all conducted by Joseph Rescigno (NCO’s Rigoletto).
 
 
SOPRANO HEI-KYUNG IN RECITAL
March 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh
 
North Carolina Opera is proud to present Korean-American soprano Hei-Kyung Hong in a rare recital appearance of opera arias and songs accompanied by piano. Ms. Hong has given over 350 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, singing the principal roles in all of the Mozart operas, the title role in La traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto, Luì in Turandot and Mimì in La bohème, which she has performed over 60 times with the company. She also has appeared to great acclaim with other major opera companies, leading orchestras and in solo recital around the world. Join us for a Sunday afternoon and experience a timeless artist who “sings beautifully” (The New York Times) and is “every bit the international opera star.” (The Wall Street Journal).
 
Jodie Landau
PERFORMANCE OF SELF
Premiere workshop performances of a new chamber opera by Jodie Landau
Presented in partnership with Chamber Music Raleigh
February 2019
 
SUBSCRIPTION TICKETS
Subscription tickets for the three operas (Norma, Carmen and Tosca) are on sale now and are priced from $100 to $295. Subscribers to the 2018-19 season may also purchase tickets now for the Hei-Kyung Hong recital at the special subscription price of $50 per ticket. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 919-792-3853. Ticket and performances details for Performance of Self will be announced at a later date.