Message from Our General Director

Message from NCO General Director Eric Mitchko:

As we look back on 2017, we see a year that has been remarkable for us here at North Carolina Opera.  We began the winter with Candice Hoyes, Duke Ellington, and On a Turquoise Cloud, and continued with joyous performances of a new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.  March brought superstar tenor Michael Fabiano to Raleigh for a solo recital, and we rounded out the spring with a beautiful production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.  The fall brought our most important landmark yet, Jennifer Higdon’s and Gene Scheer’s Cold Mountain, in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts.
We are looking forward again to an exciting and diverse lineup in 2018.  We’ll ring in the New Year participating in Artsplosure’s First Night Raleigh.  Then, in January, comes our next big production, the piece that changed the Italian opera forever -  Verdi’s Rigoletto. In February we’ll hear composer Daniel Thomas Davis’s fascinating song cycle, Family Secrets.  Our season will conclude in April with a classic piece long absent from the Triangle, Samson and Delilah from Camille Saint-Saëns.
I hope you’ll join us for all of these performances.  We strive to bring the most interesting and entertaining musical evenings to you.  Thank you for your patronage and continued support!

Eric Mitchko