Productions

Opera Wilmington’s performance home is the MainStage Theater at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, where we present our opera productions each summer.

Puccini’s Tosca

UNCW Cultural Arts Building

5270 Randall Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403

A beloved diva fights to save her lover from the clutches of a sadistic police chief. That’s the tale Giacomo Puccini brings to life in Tosca, one of his most popular operas. Set in the eternal city of Rome, the story unfolds against a backdrop of political intrigue, lust versus true love, and a tragic heroine’s willingness to sacrifice herself.

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Performance Dates:

July 2024

19
Friday

7:00 PM

21
Sunday

3:00 PM

26
Friday

7:00 PM

28
Sunday

3:00 PM

MainStage Theatre at University of North Carolina Wilmington

Opera Wilmington’s performance home is the MainStage Theater at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, where we present our opera productions each summer. This 295-seat MainStage Theater includes a full orchestra pit, balcony seating, and superior sound and light capabilities. The venue’s intimate size and obstruction-free design enable you to fully experience the humor or heartbreak of every opera we produce.

Parking is available in two lots adjacent to the facility. Here is a link to the campus map. The Cultural Arts building, labeled “CA”, is in section 4A of the map.

Refreshments are available for purchase before curtain time and during
intermission.

Cast

Floria Tosca — SHANNON KESSLER DOOLEY
Mario Cavaradossi — JONATHAN KAUFMANN
Baron Scarpia — JOSHUA CONYERS
Cesare Angelotti — CARL SAMET
Spoletta — MELVIN EZZELL

Creative Team

Music Director & Conductor — DANIEL BRIER
Stage Director — NANCY KING
Set Design — MAX LYDY
Costume Design — MARK SORENSEN
Chorusmaster — AARON PEISNER
Choreography — NANCY PODRASKY CARSON