2024 International Lyric Academy Festival

Opera Carolina Goes International


Opera Carolina has created a new partnership with the International Lyric Academy (ILA) in Italy to elevate opportunities for emerging opera artists. This summer, more than 100 opera singers and musicians from across the globe arrive in Queen City for three weeks of immersive mentorship, followed by two weeks in Vicenza, training, and performances under the guidance of master teachers, conductors, and directors.

Purchase your Festival Passport and join us to hear tomorrow’s stars in concert and on stage. All performances occur on the Central Piedmont Community College Campus (CPCC) with free and accessible parking.


$55 per person

$90 per couple

(Retail value of $80 per person)

A Spectacular Summer Season!

Coming soon to both Charlotte, NC and Vicenza, Italy!

Repertoire from 1948 to Present

Opera Carolina has served the Carolinas for more than 72 years by presenting quality, Grand Opera to the Charlotte community.

We Offer A Ticket Option for Everyone

Whether you are an avid Opera goer looking for season tickets, a student looking for a fun and inexpensive night out, or if you are taking the whole family to the Opera, we have a ticket option for every situation.

Prices do not include taxes + fees

Single Tickets

from $22

Get single tickets at great prices, and make sure you have a seat to all the Operas you don’t want to miss.

Season Packages

from $78

Share the Opera for less. Season subscribers receive a 25% discount for all additional single tickets purchased.

Group Sales

Special Savings

Bringing 8 or more people to the Opera? You’ll save big with our group rate: 20% or more off regularly priced single tickets.

Student Tickets

from $6.50

Students save big. Pre-purchase your discounted Student Rush tickets, or get them the night of the performance.

Gift Certificates

from $30

Give the give of music, theater and drama all wrapped up in one package with Opera Carolina Gift Certificates!

Request a Season Brochure

Want to learn more about the upcoming Opera Carolina season? We will be happy to mail you a season brochure!

Is this your first time attending the opera?

We’ve got you covered – visit our Opera 101 or our FAQs page for more information.


In normal times, Opera Carolina performs in Charlotte's premiere venues, the Belk and Knight Theaters, in the heart of center city Charlotte. The pandemic hasn’t stopped us from performing: It’s just expanded our venues.

Public health and the safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our top priority. We will continue to innovate and think creatively about ways to keep you engaged and entertained while also keeping you safe.

This season, we’re bringing opera directly to you.