Wilmington Concert Opera Announces ‘Bel Canto: The Beautiful Voice’ Concert

Wilmington Concert Opera is set to present “Bel Canto: The Beautiful Voice” this May. The performance will feature tenor Clifford Bechtel, mezzo-soprano Paula Rivera-Dantagnan soprano Kirsten C. Kunkle, soprano Elizabeth Oliver, soprano Marisa Robinson, soprano Suzannah Waddington, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Sacks, tenor Brenten Megee, baritones John David Miles and Kevin Patrick, and pianist and music director Timothy Crawford. On the program {…}

Wilmington Concert Opera Announces 2023 Season ‘Back to Before’

The women and minority-run Wilmington Concert Opera (WCO) has announced its 2023 season, “Back to Before,” marking its return to its pandemic-postponed 2020 programming. Here’s what’s in store for Delaware opera fans. In April, WCO will serve up one of two mainstage shows—a first for WCO— starting with “La serva padrona.” Pergolesi’s quintessential intermezzo, stars baritone John Michael as Uberto {…}

Wilmington Concert Opera Announces 2022 Season Featuring World Premiere of ‘Girondines’

Delaware’s Wilmington Concert Opera (WCO) has announced its 2022 season, titled “Everything Old is New Again.” The season will feature both live and virtual performances, including a continuation of the company’s Virtual Recital Series, a new outside collaboration with Concert Operetta Theater of Philadelphia, and the world premiere of ‘Girondines.’ The Virtual Recital Series kicks things off in January with {…}

BIPOC and Women-Led Wilmington Concert Opera Announces their First Completely Virtual Opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’

Wilmington Concert Opera will stream the company’s first complete virtual opera, Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas,” on April 11 at 2:00 P.M. EDT, on Wilmington Concert Opera’s YouTube channel and includes a live chat with the cast. Based on an episode within Virgil’s epic poem, “The Aeneid” is Purcell’s sole opera and a central work of the Baroque canon regarded as {…}