Message from Our General Director

Message from NCO General Director Eric Mitchko:

We are starting 2018 the right way, with the first Raleigh performances in nine years of Verdi's amazing breakthrough opera, Rigoletto.  This is the piece that in its fascinating characters, riveting plot, escape from operatic conventions, and sheer wonderful melodic invention, secured Verdi's position as the great Italian composer of his day.

What's more, we have a fantastic cast for this.  Baritone Malcolm Mackenzie and tenor Joseph Dennis make their company debuts, while NCO favorites Jacqueline Echols and Soloman Howard return to the company.  We are excited to have the experienced baton of conductor Joseph Rescigno and the sure hand of director Matthew Lata.  If you have never been to the opera, or have friends who haven't, Rigoletto makes a perfect first opera!
 In February we’ll hear composer Daniel Thomas Davis’s fascinating chamber opera, Family Secrets.  Our season will conclude in April with a classic piece long absent from the Triangle, Samson and Delilah from Camille Saint-Saëns.  In between, be sure to stay tuned for the announcement of our 2018-2019 season.
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