Message from Our General Director

Message from NCO General Director Eric Mitchko:

We wish everyone a great beginning to 2020! Thank you for joining us throughout 2019.  Operatic highlights of our year included Carmen, Tosca, the concert of Siegfried, and the fabulous recital by soprano Leah Crocetto and pianist Mark Markham.  Leah Hawkins wowed the audience at our annual Gala.  Earlier, we spent much of the summer getting to know many of you at our meet and greets around the Triangle, and look forward to doing that again next summer.

We will get 2020 off to an exciting start with Leoncavallo’s thrilling drama, Pagliacci.  A cast of NCO favorites, led by conductor Keitaro Harada, return for this verismo classic.  Performances on January 24th and 26th.  After that we are thrilled to present tenor Lawrence Brownlee in recital at Fletcher Opera Theater, on February 18th.  His program will include Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Tyshawn Sorey’s Cycles of My Being, a piece which explores the African-American male experience.

Thank you for joining us in this past year; we look forward to another great year of music with you.

Eric Mitchko