Attending Opera

Whether you’re attending your first opera or you’ve been a lifelong opera lover, we want to you feel comfortable and have a sense of what to expect. In anticipation of your questions, we have answered a few typical ones here for you:

  • Will I understand what they’re singing?
  • What should I wear to the opera?
  • Can I bring children?
  • Where do I get my tickets?
  • How long does the opera last?


When you visit our venues we want to make sure you have a wonderful time – whether you’re in Charlotte for the weekend, or simply enjoying an evening out on the town. Learn about everything from parking to fantastic dining and lodging options.


Blumenthal Performing Arts offers a special $10 parking rate at the Bank of America parking garage for Opera performances. To take advantage of this offer, you must purchase a pre-paid parking pass from Blumenthal Performing Arts. Passes can be purchased in the theater lobby at the performance.

Stay & Dine

Opera Carolina has partnered with these local restaurants to provide you with dining package options.

The Asbury

235 North Tryon St.

The Punch Room

15th Floor of The Ritz Carlton

Aria Tuscan Grill

100 North Tryon Street

The Dunhill Hotel

237 North Tryon Street

Still Have Questions?

Check out our FAQs section