Yes. English translations of the lyrics are projected on a screen above the stage as they are sung. Also a full synopsis of the opera is provided online and in the evening's program.
Visit our parking page for the most-update options.
Visit carolinatix.org for your ticketing needs.
At the end of big arias and, of course, at the final curtain calls. Feel free to shout out "Bravo!" (for a male performer), "Brava!" (for a female performer) or "Bravi!" (for an ensemble), singers love an appreciative audience!
Consider how long it’ll take you to park, walk to the theater, retrieve your tickets, and have 15 minutes of relaxation before the performance is scheduled to begin.
Don’t stress and have fun! Business or dressy attire works for Thursday night; Saturday is opening night and dressy to black tie attire is acceptable. Casual attire is perfect for the Sunday matinee.
Opera Carolina has a late-seating policy. Latecomers will not be admitted to the theater until intermission or on rare occasions when the conductor has designated an appropriate interval for seating. Please note that Opera Carolina makes every effort to start each opera at the published start time.
Running times vary per opera, but most run approximately 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours in length, with at least one intermission.
Yes. 50 minutes prior to each performance you can learn about the theme, composer, characters, etc. and enjoy a free preview of the opera on the Orchestra Level inside the theater of the Belk Theater.
Yes, visit our Student Night page to learn more.
Opera Carolina encourages children ages 6 or older to attend performances. Beyond that, it is every parent’s responsibility to decide whether his or her child is of an age to appreciate the performance.
Opera Xpress tours in the fall and winter/spring of each school year. For exact dates, please contact us.
A post-performance Q&A with the cast and a curriculum-linked education guide, which offers detailed information on the performance and the art form, as well as curricular links to every subject area!
It’s simple! All you need is a cleared performance space –a stage isn’t always necessary- and a piano or keyboard if one is available. We bring the rest!
Costs vary depending on distance to performance site and sponsorships. Please contact us for more detailed pricing information.
The perfomrances are approximately 45 minutes in length.
The productions are specifically tailored for grade levels K-5.
Yes. We offer up to 2 performances in one day.