Strong or sweet, free spirited or brave, lucky or unlucky in love — join the revolution and root for your favorite female protagonist at Opera Carolina’s 2018-2019 #SHEseason.

As the modern women’s movement continues to influence the city, country and the world, get inspired by these amazing storytellers, their voices and struggles for love, justice, honor and living life on their terms.

Speaking of strong, independent women and good beer, #OperaCarolina is pairing with Bold Missy Brewery to create a unique ale for Opera Carolina restaurant partners and upcoming performances. Now that’s something to sing about!

Get your single or full season tickets and take a seat, which of these women of #SHEseason is going to be your fave?

The Daughter of the Regiment

Performance Dates: November 10, 15, 18 of 2018
Why Marie is a bad Mama Jama: If you think you were nervous about introducing the love of your life to your dad, try making the introduction to 1,500 father figures in a French army.

That’s where we find Marie, a tomboy raised by the army, who is actually a member of high class society (unbeknownst to her). When she brings home her soulmate — the peasant Tonio — her “fathers” are unhappy about his lack of uniform and her well-to-do aunt is determined she marry better. The writers promise a good, old-fashioned, happily ever after as Marie defies convention and follows her heart.


Performance Dates: January 19, 20, 24 of 2019
What Carmen is a bad Mama Jama: There’s a little bit of Carmen in all of us. She’s fearless, spunky, free-spirited, brave and enjoys flirting, smoking, drinking and having a good time — on occasion.

The dazzling heroine is loved by two men and when she makes the decision to leave one behind (the army corporal) to be with a passionate bullfighter, her choice proves tragic. In the end, her life and decision are all her own, proving she would rather stay true to herself than play it safe and be miserable.

Eugene Onegin

Performance Dates: May 9, 11, 12 of 2019
Why Tatyana is a bad Mama Jama:Tatyana is unlucky when it comes to love. After she declares her love for Eugene, a rich playboy, he kills his best friend in a duel.

Years later, Eugene returns from self-imposed exile to discover Tatyana is married to a prince. He realizes — all too late — his true love for her and enters an impossible situation. In choosing fidelity to her husband, Tatyana denies herself true love — but preserves her honor.

Experience #SHEseason

Whether you are an arts aficionado or have never enjoyed a night at the opera, this #SHEseason is the perfect opportunity to experience one of the Queen City’s best collective of talent.

And yes, newbies, there is parking, English subtitles, adult beverages and dinner packages available. Explore your ticket options today.

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Photo credits:

The Daughter of the Regiment
Ellen Appel
Fort Worth Opera

Louise Leblanc
Opera de Quebec

Eugene Onegin
Jon Silla Photography
Opera Carolina

Article written by Courtney McLaughlin.

Read full article at Charlotte Five.