The opera season is nearing it’s end here in Charlotte but not without one more incredible production.
Pagliacci + Aleko
April 10th, 14th, and 16th.
A betrayal leads to jealousy and then murder. That’s the plot of many true crime books and TV shows. But it’s also the plot for a pair of one-act operas Opera Carolina is showcasing together. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Aleko has never before been staged by a professional opera company in the United States. This rare production is being programmed with an opera that’s one of the genre’s most beloved – Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
The powerful double bill makes use of a common theme (betrayal and murder) to match two one-act operas not typically seen together. Pagliacci is beloved by opera fans. Aleko, Rachmaninoff’s first opera is not widely known in this country. A celebrated composer and conductor, he is also hailed as one of the finest pianists of all time. Well known for his Second and Third piano concertos, Rachmaninoff only wrote two other operas. Some in the arts world view this as a loss to lovers of vocal music.
We received such awesome feedback when we did our last giveaway with Opera Carolina that we’ve decided to give away tickets to this production as well. If you’ve not had the opportunity to attend the Opera-here’s your chance. This is certainly one production you do not want to miss.
I am giving away TWO tickets to see Opera Carolina’s Pagliacci +Aleko
Enter Below and GOOD LUCK!
Founded in 1948 by the Charlotte Music Club as a small group of volunteers, today Opera Carolina is the largest professional opera company in the Carolinas with an operating budget of more than $2.9 million for the fiscal year 2015.
The mission of Opera Carolina is to inspire the region’s diverse community through the presentation of Opera, Operetta and Education programs that elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera Carolina has a commitment to artistic excellence and community service.