Events

In addition to Opera Wilmington’s summer fully staged opera production, we host concerts and pop-up singing events. In partnership with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, we offer select Metropolitan Opera Live in HD screenings in the acoustically terrific Beckwith Recital Hall on campus. Beckwith is located in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, with adjacent parking.

Where Do We Host Events?

Where do we host events? Performances of arias and scenes throughout the year take place at various local venues, including local churches and restaurants and the intimate and acoustically excellent Beckwith Recital Hall at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building.

We’ve performed at the New Hanover County Arboretum twice! We’ve taken our show on the road to Sunset Beach!

Outreach concerts can be arranged at schools, community centers, and private homes.

Tuesday, June 25
2 PM

Get up-close and personal with Tosca!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) | 620 College Road, Wilmington

Think maybe you couldn’t pass the pop quiz on this Puccini opera? Never fear! In June, Opera Wilmington board member Cindy Tarantino offers a free introduction to this thrilling work (lust, love, betrayal, sacrifice) in three locations.

You will learn about Puccini as a composer and how the story of Tosca captivated him. You’ll also become familiar with the plot and characters, and see clips of outstanding performances, including Maria Callas’ legendary portrayal of this tortured heroine.

Space for this talk is limited and reservations are needed. Please call OLLI at 910-962-3644 to secure your place.

Saturday, July 13
10 AM – 12 PM

Follow us Behind the Scenes!

MainStage Theatre, Cultural Arts Building, UNCW

Opera Wilmington’s popular Behind the Scenes event returns Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to noon in the MainStage Theatre where the production is staged. You’ll get an up-close look at the sets, view the production’s costumes, get a sneak preview of the music and hear from members of the cast as they prepare for opening night that’s just days away.

This event is free of charge and appropriate for all ages. No tickets or reservations required; just show up! Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Cultural Arts Building.