The 2020/2021 Season

Opera Carolina has planned a season long on action and drama. A season filled with characters whose choices propel their stories forward – toward sometimes tragic and sometimes uplifting ends.

Let the action begin.



Oct 31 and Nov 1 & 5, 2020

Audiences love it when a villain gets what he has coming to him. We get that satisfaction in Tosca. But tragically, the bad guy isn’t the only one who dies.

Love and death are principal themes of opera, and there’s plenty of both in Tosca – a tale of love’s triumph over politics set in Rome in 1800.

Tosca is a political thriller whose action is set over an explosive 24 hours. It’s full of love and lust, passion and jealousy. The main characters are a patriotic artist, a dishonest policeman and the beautiful opera diva – the larger-than-life Tosca.


I Dream

Jan 21, 23 & 24, 2021

A look back at the early days of the Civil Rights Movement that would reshape America and transform a preacher from Atlanta into an icon for the ages. Revised for the 2021 performances, our new version includes new music and a completely revised script to bring to life this remarkable story.



April 11, 15 & 17, 2021

Aida, an enslaved Ethiopian princess, is secretly in love with an Egyptian general who’s leading the war against her homeland. But there’s a more personal battle raging. The Egyptian princess whom the regal Aida serves is in love with the same man.

Verdi’s towering masterpiece, Aida, juxtaposes love of country against a deadly love triangle. The action involves Radamès, an Egyptian general; Amneris, the Egyptian princess who loves him; and her handmaiden – the beautiful, enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida.

Repertoire from 1948 to Present

Opera Carolina has served the Carolinas for more than 71 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.

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 $93

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 $10

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.


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.