Opera Symposium with Opera Wilmington

Saturday, April 29, 2017
All day event
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Department of Music

Opera Symposium presented by Opera Wilmington
Exploring Opera: Bizet's Carmen
Join us for a two-day celebration of Carmen and her legacy in Europe and America. Exploring Opera is a perfect way to prepare for Opera Wilmington’s Summer 2017 production of Carmen.

Master class: Friday only
Friday, April 28 ONLY
3 - 5 p.m.
Beckwith Recital Hall
Master class with local soprano and voice teacher Elizabeth McKay Field.
Saturday, April 29
9 - 4:45 p.m.
Beckwith Recital Hall
Lectures with UNCW faculty Helena Kopchik Spencer, Elizabeth Loparits, Barry Salwen, Tiffany Gilbert, and guests Kunio Hara (University of South Carolina), Kristen Meyers Turner (North Carolina State University) and J. Daniel Jenkins (University of South Carolina).
Poster presentations
UNCW Honors students will display their original poster presentations in the Cultural Arts Building lobby. 
Performance and Sangria Sampler ReceptionThe Gypsy Life
Saturday, April 29
7:30 p.m. 
Main Stage Theatre 
Exploring Opera concludes with a Saturday evening scenes program of "The Gypsy Life" by UNCW Opera Outreach Project, featuring Opera Wilmington's Maria Beery, Chelsea Keane Holmes and Nathan Strock. We guarantee you’ll leave with a fresh perspective, even more enthralled by opera’s favorite gypsy!  

Bartenders from three prominent downtown restaurants will compete in a Sangria Sampler at intermission. Patrons will vote for their favorite, and the winner will be served at an Opera Wilmington performance of Carmen this summer!

$30 general public / free to students with valid UNCW ID. 
Tickets for all events at the symposium, including The Gypsy Life and reception can be purchased the Opera Wilmington website
Tickets for The Gypsy Life performance and Sangria Sampler reception can be purchased by:
calling 910.962.3500 M-F noon-6 p.m.
or by going online 
Remaining tickets for The Gypsy Life will be sold at the Cultural Arts Building Box Office starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

Exploring Opera is generously underwritten by a UNCW Community Engagement Grant.        


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