Opera Carolina is getting ready to wow audiences again – Are you ready?

We’re creating a full season that’s long on action and features compelling characters whose choices propel dynamic stories forward to sometimes tragic, sometimes joyful conclusions.
Please join us for our 72nd season.


Year End Message from Opera Carolina

As we begin to reopen for our 2021-22 season, please accept the thanks of everyone at Opera Carolina for your continued support and confidence in our company.

We need your help as we enter the New Year. Please consider a year-end donation, in whatever amount is possible, to the Annual Fund by clicking HERE.

Throughout the pandemic, the Opera Board and staff have remained positive, flexing our creative muscles to find new ways to engage the public, even as we have observed guidelines for the health and safety of our patrons and performers.

I’m often asked how Opera Carolina is doing. Opera Carolina is doing well, managing our limited resources to maintain staff and provide performance opportunities for the Resident Company. Postponing Grand Opera performances, cancelling major events like Bella Notte and investing in new technologies like the Virtual Opera House that we launch this month, has presented new challenges which we have met with creativity and innovation.

We are extremely grateful to the many Verdi Society and Encore! Society members who have renewed their membership this year, as well as our corporate sponsors, all of whom have stuck with us through the pandemic. This amazing support has provided the resources we need to confidently meet the challenges ahead

We have a full 2021/22 season planned, retaining many of the great new programs we’ve created like iStream, Driveway PopUps and Opera Dinners. With your support, we are confident that Opera Carolina will emerge from the pandemic a strong organization.

Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Opera team with questions or comments about the Opera Carolina and our plans for a bright and prosperous 2021.

With best wishes,
James Meena, Artistic Director

Thank you to our donors

In these extraordinary times, it is more important than ever to thank those in our community who have made a commitment to Opera Carolina’s enduring 71-year history through charitable giving. With performances being postponed and the opportunity to recognize donors in the Opera Playbill, we acknowledge you on our website with abiding gratitude.

“The Board of Directors, Staff and Artists of Opera Carolina condemn in the strongest terms the violence against our fellow Americans in the Asian community.
The stories told on the opera stage, the artists who create and perform, and our partnerships with other community organizations will help us find common cause to advance equity and strengthen the civic fabric of our community.”


Opera Carolina performs in Charlotte's premiere venues: the Belk and Knight Theaters, each located in the heart of Center City Charlotte. Center City offers great options for dining, lodging and parking – all within walking distance to the theater