Join us as we connect Visual Art at Art in Bloom Gallery with Opera through a series of fundraisers and friend-raisers for Opera Wilmington culminating in the performance of The Magic Flute (July 2021). Continue to check this website for more art inspired by The Magic Flute including limited edition bracelets by Jameka Wrisbon Purdie and original oil on canvas and limited edition archival prints by Debra Bucci. A portion of art sales from the Opera Wilmington Shop on the Art in Bloom Gallery website will be donated to Opera Wilmington.
About Opera Wilmington
Founded in 2013 as the area’s only live, fully staged professional opera company, Opera Wilmington has become a cultural touchstone in the coastal Carolina region. Artistic Director Nancy King, along with a board of dedicated community supporters and devoted opera lovers, envisioned a dynamic company that would provide excellence in operatic performance and education, as well as inspire appreciation of the art form within the Wilmington community and surrounding areas.
To bring this vision to life, Nancy King (a voice/opera professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington) brought together a collaborative artistic team of fellow UNCW faculty members: Assistant Artistic Director and costume designer Mark Sorenson, scenic designer Max Lydy, conductor and chorus master Joe Hickman, and choreographer Nancy Podrasky Carson.
Cast members include nationally emerging singers along with local talent and advanced UNCW students, and the Opera Wilmington Orchestra is composed of UNCW faculty and other professional musicians from across the state.
Read more about Opera Wilmington on their website.