Message from Our General Director

Message from NCO General Director Eric Mitchko:

What a wonderful evening! On November 10th we gathered at the Umstead for the annual North Carolina Opera Gala, where we celebrated the beauty and joy of opera.  Thank you to our chair, N.C. First Lady Kristin Cooper, and to everyone who made the Gala a success.

Coming up next for us is First Night Raleigh, where we'll help ring in the New Year with opera.

After that, 2019 promises a wonderful year of opera.  In January, Bizet’s Carmen makes its return to the company for the first time since 2011, and in April, Puccini’s Tosca returns for the first time since 2010.  We are especially excited to have two North Carolina women in the title roles:  Aleksandra Romano as Carmen, and Alexandra Lo Bianco as Tosca.  In between those operas, we are thrilled to present Metropolitan Opera soprano Hei-Kyung Hong in a rare recital.

I look forward to seeing you at these performances!

Thank you.

Eric Mitchko