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Opera Carolina 2007/2008 Single Tickets on Sale Now!

July 30, 2007

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Opera Carolina 2007/2008 Single Tickets on Sale Now!

Charlotte, NC - Opera Carolina announces the beginning of its Single Ticket sales for the 2007/2008 season. Tickets can be purchased for mainstage productions as well as the annual holiday production of Amahl & the Night Visitors and the new Valentine's Day concert Love Notes featuring Opera Carolina's favorite artists by calling (704) 372-1000. Single tickets range from $15 to $95.

Mainstage Productions

Roméo et Juliette
October 18, 20 & 21 2007
Opera Carolina brings William Shakespeare's doomed star-crossed lovers to the stage. Roméo et Juliette features two Opera Carolina debut artists: Sari Gruber (Juliette), a burgeoning young soprano recently awarded first place at the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation International Voice Competition and Gaston Rivero (Romeo), the 2007 winner of the Mrs. Edgar Tobin Award from the Tobin Foundation.

January 31, February 1, 2 & 3 2008
After a ten-year absence from the Opera Carolina stage, Aida returns to Charlotte. In a tangled web of jealousy, desire, and fidelity, Aida struggles between devotion to her lover, Radames, and loyalty to her father and country. Radames must marry Aida's jealous mistress or be killed for treason. Such an ill-fated bind condemns the lovers to death - their only refuge against a warring world. Sopranos Susan Patterson and Oksana Krovytska, winner of New York City Opera's "Diva Award," will appear in their Opera Carolina debuts sharing the title role, joined by nationally acclaimed tenors Antonio Nagore and Tonio di Paolo as Radames.

Don Giovanni
March 27, 29 & 30 2008
Don Giovanni, also titled The Rake Punish'd, tells the licentious past and history of seduction that follow the reckless Don Giovanni - also known as Don Juan - are brought to judgment in one of Mozart's operatic masterpieces, rife with disguise, intrigue, and justice. Featuring North Carolina native and New York City Opera Bass-Baritone Kris Irmiter as Don Giovanni, and promising young soprano, Caitlin Lynch, as Donna Elvira. Soprano Inna Dukach (Margaret Garner), winner of the 2005 Liederknaz Competition, returns to the Opera Carolina stage as Donna Anna.

Die Fledermaus
May 1, 3 & 4 2008
Unbeknownst to his wife Rosalinda, Gabriel von Eisenstein had been sentenced to prison. Unbeknownst to Eisenstein, his wife was flirting with a local tenor. In its first production since 1988, the comedy Die Fledermaus returns to the mainstage with its beloved philandering husband-and-wife duo. As they both unveil the other's immodesties, Eisenstein, Rosalinda, and their friends celebrate their reconciliation and the many masks of love. Soprano Robin Follman (La Boheme) returns to Opera Carolina as Rosalinda joined by Lyric Baritone James Taylor as Eisenstein.

All mainstage productions are performed in the Belk Theatre of the Blumethal Performing Arts Center and feature the Opera Carolina Chorus and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Holiday Productions

Amahl & the Night Visitors
December 22 2007
Opera Carolina's annual holiday favorite takes on a fresh, new look in December. James Meena comments, "The annual production of Amahl & The Night Visitors moves to the beautiful Halton Theater on the campus of CPCC in an expanded, new production featuring new sets and costumes . . . Amahl is a beautiful addition to the holiday offerings in Charlotte."
Performed in the Halton Theatre on the campus of CPCC.

Love Notes Valentine's Day Concert
February 16 2008
Love is in the air. Featured artists Adriana Zabala (La Cenerentola), Mark Rucker (Macbeth, Il Trovatore), Olivia Gorra (Pagliacci/La Vida Breve), Todd Geer (Pagliacci), Israel Lozano (La Vida Breve) and James Valenti (Rigoletto) will present the best of opera, operetta, and Broadway favorites. The evening will conclude with cocktails and dancing with the artists.
Performed in the Dana Auditorium on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte.

Tickets may be ordered by calling (704) 372-1000 or online at www.operacarolina.org. For further ticketing information, events, librettos, full cast listings and bios, education information, and other opera news, please visit our website.

Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera Association by a small group of volunteers, Opera Carolina today is the largest professional opera company in the Carolinas with an operating budget of over $3.5 million. Opera Carolina is a community resource with a commitment to artistic excellence and community service.

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