Production Archive

Browse the archive of our previous productions, including photo galleries and critical reviews.

Higdon/Scheer - COLD MOUNTAIN

September 28 and October 1, 2017
Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
in partnership with  Carolina Performing Arts

Conductor - Christopher Allen                 Lighting Designer - Brian Nason 
Director - Keturah Stickann                     Costume Designer - David C. Woolard
Production - Leonard Foglia                    Projections Designer - Elaine McCarthy
                                                                 Fight Director - Jeff A.R. Jones
Ruby - Emily Fons
Ada - Melinda Whittington
Teague - Jay Hunter Morris
Inman - Edward Parks
Rev. Veasey - Roger Honeywell
Lucinda - Deborah Nansteel
Monroe/Pangle - Scott Macleod
Owens/Ethan - Adrian Smith
Sara - Andrea Edith Moore
Lila - Megan Cleaveland
Olivia - Erica Jackson
Claire - Kate Farrar

Cold Mountain generously sponsored by Mr & Mrs. Richard McNeel, and by C. Thomas Kunz
photos by Eric Waters





Composer:  Georges Bizet
Librettists:  Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré

April 28, 2017 at 8 PM
April 30, 2017 at 3 PM
Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Stage Director and Choreographer:  Candace Evans
Lighting Designer:  Ken Yunker
Scenery Designer:   Michael J. Wingfield
Costume Designer:  Martin Lopez

Leila:  Talise Trevigne
Nadir:  John Bellemer
Zurga:  Jarrett Ott
Nourabad:  Jordan Bisch

Production of THE PEARL FISHERS sponsored by Philip and Nancy Hablutzel

Photos by Michael Zirkle:





Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte after Le Mariage de Figaro by Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

February 25, 2017 at 8pm
February 26 at 3pm
March 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
March 3, 2017 at 8pm
March 5 2017 at 3pm
Fletcher Opera Theater, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh 

Conductor: Steven Jarvi
Stage Director: Matthew Ozawa

Count Almaviva: Steven LaBrie
Countess Almaviva: D’Ana Lombard
Figaro: Tyler Simpson
Susanna: Jennifer Cherest
Cherubino: Jennifer Panara
Doctor Bartolo: Donald Hartmann
Marcellina: Alissa Anderson
Don Basilio: Wade Henderson
Don Curzio: Derek Jackenheimer
Barbarina : Kathleen Jasinskas
Antonio: Eugene Galvin
Two peasant girls: Gretchen Bruesehoff, Rachel Stenbuck

Harpsichord: Laurie Rogers
Lighting Designer: Ross Kolman
Chorus Master: Scott Macleod

New co-production with Saratoga Opera
Scenery designed by Caite Kemp Hevner
Costumes designed by Glenn Avery Breed
Costumes provided by Wardrobe Witchery

NCO’s production of The Marriage of Figaro was generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr, Sitelink Software.






Music and adapted libretto by Patrick Morganelli
With the film "Hercules in the Haunted World," directed by Mario Bava

October 30, 2016 at 3 PM
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor:  Shawn Galvin

Dianara - Andrea Edith Moore
Medea - Vanessa Becerra
Persephone - Martha Anderson
Hercules - Scott Macleod
Theseus - Ted Federle
Lycos - Adrian Smith
God of Evil - Gene Galvin
Kyros - Timothy Sparks
Telemachus - John Cashwell


Composer and librettist:  Richard Wagner

September 16, 2016 at 8 PM
September 18, 2016 at 3 PM
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Director:  James Marvel
Projections Designer:  S. Katy Tucker
Lighting Designer:  Jax Messenger
Costume Designer:  Denise Schumaker

Wotan:  Alfred Walker
Loge:  Richard Cox
Alberich:  Todd Thomas
Mime:  Vale Rideout
Fricka:  Michaela Martens
Erda:  MaryAnn McCormick
Fasolt:  Richard Wiegold
Fafner:  Soloman Howard
Donner:  Adam Lau
Froh:  Wade Henderson
Freia:  Hailey Clark
Woglinde:  Rachel Copeland
Wellgunde:  Kate Farrar
Flosshilde:  Deborah Nansteel

Production of DAS RHEINGOLD sponsored by C. Thomas Kunz
Photos by Curtis Brown:



Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

April 1 and 3, 2016
Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor:  Timothy Myers
Director:  Stephanie Havey
Lighting Designer:  Jeff Harris
Chorus Master:  Scott Macleod

Rosina - Cecelia Hall
Figaro - Troy Cook
Count Almaviva - Andrew Owens
Dr. Bartolo - Tyler Simpson
Don Basilio - Adam Lau
Berta - Marie Ashley
Fiorello - Charles Hyland
Officer - Wade Henderson



Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto by the composer, and Konstantin Shilovsky, from the narrative poem by Alexander Pushkin

January 24, 2016
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor: Timothy Myers
Chorus Master: Scott Macleod
Russian Diction Coach: Olga Uzun
Tatiana - Joyce El-Khoury
Eugene Onegin - Joo Won Kang
Lensky - Eric Barry
Olga - Zanda Svede
Prince Gremin - Kenneth Kellogg
Madame Larina - Robynne Redmon
Filippyevna - Victoria Livengood
Triquet - Jason Ferrante
Zaretsky - Charles Hyland
Captain - Scott Macleod
A Peasant - Joseph Ittoop




Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

October 30 and November 1, 2015
Memorial Auditorium, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - E. Loren Meeker
Lighting Designer - Mark McCullough
Chorus Master - Scott Macleod


Cio-Cio-San - Talise Trevigne
Pinkerton - Michael Brandenburg
Suzuki - Lindsay Ammann
Sharpless - Michael Sumuel
Goro - Ian McEuen
Yamadori - Jesse Malgieri
The Bonze - Wei Wu
Imperial Commissioner - Charles Hyland
Kate Pinkerton - Kate Farrar
Registrar - Tom Keefe
Yakuside - Jacob Kato
Cousin - Austenne Grey
Mother - Annette Stowe
Aunt - Margaret Maytan
Sorrow - Ella Fox

This production generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software

Photos:  Curtis Brown



May 9, 2015 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Conductor - Timothy Myers

D'Ana Lombard, soprano
Garrett Sorenson, tenor
Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
Tim Mix, baritone

Special Guests Kidznotes


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
April 18, 19, 22, 24, and 26, 2015 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting Designer - Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann

Don Giovanni - Jeongcheol Cha
Donna Anna - Alexandra Loutsion
Donna Elvira - Hailey Clark
Don Ottavio - David Blalock
Leporello - Adam Lau
Zerlina - Jennifer Cherest
Masetto - David Weigel
Commendatore - Benjamin LeClair

This production generously sponsored by C. Thomas Kunz

Photos:  Michael Zirkle



Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
February 27 and March 1, 2015 - Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Marc Astafan
Lighting Designer - Todd Hensley


Violetta - Jacqueline Echols
Alfredo - Mario Chang
Giorgio Germont - Joo Won Kang
Flora - Jennifer Lazarz
Gastone - Jacob Wright
Baron Douphol - Donald Hartmann
Marquis d'Obigny - Jesse Malgieri
Dr. Grenvil - Kurt Melges
Annina - Lora Fabio
Giuseppe - Joseph Ittoop
Messenger - Jacob Kato
Servant - Brent Blakesley

This production generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr.

Photos:  Curtis Brown



Many dream about meeting their heroes. A rare few actually get to know them. In his operatic debut, Richmond-based composer D.J. Sparr’s Approaching Ali stunned and delighted Kennedy Center audiences last year in a performance that the Washington Times called “intensely emotional.” Chosen by the Washington National Opera to kick off their American Opera Initiative, Sparr’s work is based upon The Tao of Muhammad Ali, Davis Miller’s autobiographical novel of his relationship with the iconic boxer. Miller co-wrote the libretto with Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Campbell. The exciting young composer’s contemporary score charges this inspiring true story. 

Music by D.J. Sparr
Libretto by  Mark Campbell and Davis Miller
Based on the novel The Tao of Muhammad Ali by Davis Miller

This production of Approaching Ali is generously sponsored by
Florence and James Peacock, with additional support from Martin Marietta.

Approaching Ali was commissioned by Washington National Opera at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of its American Opera Initiative and first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2012/2013 season by arrangement with Bill Holab Music.

Conductor: Samuel McCoy
Director : David Carl Toulson
Lighting Designer:  Stevan Dupor
Composer: D.J. Sparr
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Librettist: Davis Miller

Muhammad Ali: Soloman Howard 
Davis Miller: Ted Federle
Roy Miller: Timothy Sparks
Odessa Clay: Maria Clark
Sara Miller: Jennifer Seiger
Young Davis: Evan Tylka  
 Photos:  Eric Waters



TRISTAN AND ISOLDE (Prelude and Act II in concert)

Music and Libretto:  Richard Wagner

Conductor:  Timothy Myers

Isolde - Heidi Melton
Tristan - Jay Hunter Morris
Brangäne - Elizabeth Bishop
King Marke - Richard Wiegold
Melot - Wade Henderson

Photos:  Michael Zirkle



May 17, 2014 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary
Conductor - Timothy Myers

Noah Stewart, tenor
Hailey Clark, soprano
Ted Federle, baritone
Kate Farrar, mezzo-soprano



Music by Antonín Dvorák
March 30, 2014 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting designer - Ross Kolman

Rusalka - Joyce El-Khoury
Prince - Russell Thomas
Foreign Princess - Heidi Melton
Vodnik - Tom Fox
Jezibaba - Margaret Gawrysiak
1st Sprite - Rachel Copeland
2nd Sprite - Kristin Schwecke
3rd Sprite - Jami Rhodes
Gamekeeper - Donald Hartmann
Turnspit - Shannon French
Hunter - Scott Macleod


La bohème

Music by Giacomo Puccini
January 24 & 26, 2014 - Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh

Conductor - Robert Moody
Director - Crystal Manich
Lighting designer - Tlaloc Lopez-Watermann

Mimi - Angela Fout
Rodolfo - Eric Barry
Musetta - Jacqueline Echols
Marcello - Troy Cook
Colline - Soloman Howard
Schaunard - John Orduña
Benoit/Alcindoro - Kurt Melges
Parpignol - Wade Henderson

This production generously sponsored by Rose and Cliff Meltzer

Photos:   Curtis Brown

All Souls

Music by John Supko
Text from the novel All Souls Day, by Cees Nooteboom
November 25, 2013 - CAM Raleigh
New Music Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Soprano - Ashleigh Semkiw


Così fan tutte

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
October 3, 5, & 6, 2013 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - Michael Shell

Fiordiligi - Elizabeth De Trejo
Dorabella - Cecelia Hall
Despina - Hailey Clark
Ferrando - Tyler Nelson
Guglielmo - Sidney Outlaw
Don Alfonso - Jake Gardner



Music by Giuseppe Verdi
May 3, 2013 - Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill
May 5, 2013 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - David Paul
Lighting designer - Ross Kolman

Aida - Angela Brown
Radames - Issachah Savage
Amneris - Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
Amonasro - Todd Thomas
Ramfis - Kenneth Kellogg
King of Egypt - Donald Hartmann
Messenger - Wade Henderson
Priestess - Andrea Edith Moore

Photos:   Tim Lytvinenko


January 27, 2013 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

- Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
"Mögst du, mein Kind" from Der fliegende Holländer
- "
Am stillen Herd" from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
"Mild und leise" from Tristan und Isolde
- Act I of Die Walküre

Clay Hilley, tenor
Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano
Peter Volpe, bass
Conductor - Timothy Myers


Il Trovatore

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
April 27, 2012 - Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh
April 29, 2012 - Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill

Conductor - Timothy Myers
Director - David Paul

Leonora - Leah Crocetto
Azucena - Robynne Redmon
Manrico - Noah Stewart
di Luna - Liam Bonner
Ferrando - Richard Ollarsaba
Inez - Stephanie Foley
Ruiz - John Cashwell
Old Gypsy - Robert Chapman
Messenger - Brian Oliver Smith


Les Enfants Terribles

Music by Philip Glass
January 19, 20, & 22, 2012 - Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh

Conductor – Wilson Southerland
Director and Choreographer – Robert Weiss

Lise – Jessica Cates, Lara O’Brien
Agathe/Dargelos – Nicole Rodin, Lindsay Purrington
Gerard – Phillipe Pierce, Yevgeny Shlapko
Paul – Timothy McDevitt, Gabor Kapin



Music by Georges Bizet
October 14 & 16, 2011 - Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy Center, Raleigh

Conductor – Timothy Myers
Director – Candace Evans

Carmen – Leann Sandel-Pantaleo
Don José – William Joyner
Micaëla – Andrea Edith Moore
Escamillo – David Williams
Zuniga – Donald Hartmann
Moralès – John Brandon
Frasquita – Rachel Copeland
Mercédès – Jennifer Seiger
El Remendado – Wade Henderson
El Dancaïre – DeMar Neal
Lillas Pastia – Hans Kellner
A Guide – Raymond Cormier
Dancers – Sarah Shelton, Alicia Vila


The Turn of the Screw

Music by Benjamin Britten
May 12 & 13, 2011 - Carolina Theatre, Durham

Conductor – Keitaro Harada
Director – Jerome Davis

Governess – Andrea Edith Moore
Peter Quint – Benjamin Robinson
Mrs. Grose – Janice Meyerson
Prologue – Daniel Hinson
Miss Jessel – Priscilla Jane Smith
Flora – Hailey Best
Miles – Asher Philips



Music by Charles Gounod
April 28, 2011 at 8 PM
April 30, 2011 at 8PM
Meymandi Concert Hall
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC

Conductor – Timothy Myers
Director – James Marvel
Video Projections Designer – S. Katy Tucker
Lighting Designer – Tlaloc Lopez Watermann

Faust – Dimitri Pittas
Marguerite – Mary Dunleavy
Méphistophélès – Christian Van Horn
Valentin – Liam Bonner
Sièbel – Irene Roberts
Wagner – John Brandon


Love Letters

February 13 & 14, 2011 - Kenan Recital Hall, Peace College, Raleigh, NC

Jennifer Aylmer, Soprano
Megan Crosson, Soprano
Maria McDaniel, Mezzo-Soprano
Daniel Stein, Tenor
Lane Johnson, Baritone
Nicholas Nguyen, Bass
Tad Hardin, Piano
Kathryn Lewis, Piano



Music by Giacomo Puccini
October 15 & 17, 2010 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Progress Energy for the Performing Arts

Conducted by Timothy Myers
Directed by James Marvel
Lighting Designer – Tláloc López-Watermann
Set Designer – David Gano
Chorus Master – Nathan Leaf

Floria Tosca – Cynthia Lawrence
Mario Cavaradossi – Steven Harrison
Baron Scarpia – Grant Youngblood
Sacristan – Donald Hartmann
Angelotti – Matthew Lau
Spoletta – John Cashwell
Sciarrone – Lane Johnson
Jalier – Phil Hanna
Shepherd – Rachel Stenbuck McKee