The Girl of the West


Welcome to Opera Carolina

Join us this season as we celebrate the universal truths behind the pomp and pageantry of opera. The art form is massive in scale and resplendent in design, but at its heart, opera is based on timeless tales (romances, tragedies, comedies) that are set to some of the world’s most glorious music...

Upcoming Events

Whether you’re a regular attendee or a first timer, the upcoming season includes a selection of exciting and expressive stories designed to awaken your senses, tug at your heartstrings and open your eyes to the beauty of Grand Opera.

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  • Resident Company Auditions

    Audition for the Opera Carolina Chorus

    May 13, 2017

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  • Pooches & Puccini

    A day full of dogs, music and fun!

    May 13, 2017

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  • Opera Carolina Songs for Seniors

    Bringing music to senior opera lovers

    May 26, 2017

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  • Opera Carolina Songs for Singers

    Bringing music to senior opera lovers

    May 26, 2017

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Recent News & Press

  • 05/01/2017

    Sing Strongly with Nasal Breathing

    Breathing through your nose has many benefits, especially if you’re preparing for a major singing engagement.

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  • 04/27/2017

    Opera Carolina presents Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West

    ​This past Sunday, Opera Carolina made a significant leap forward in the southeastern operatic scene by unveiling its staging Puccini’s unjustly neglected masterpiece, La Fanciulla...

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  • 04/26/2017

    Pistol-packin' isn't the most rare thing about this show: the ending is

    “The Girl of the West” is that rarest thing: a verismo opera with a happy ending.

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  • 04/25/2017

    Opera Carolina – and Six International Collaborators – Present a Top-Drawer The Girl of the West

    When Opera Carolina general director and principal conductor James Meena walked out onto the Belk Theater stage to introduce the Charlotte premiere of Puccini's La...

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