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Stripped of sets and costumes, experience the comedy and tragedy of Italian opera in concert form.

March 13, 2022 | 3pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham

The Program

Selections from



Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

L'elisir d'amore (The Elixir of Love)



I Puritani (The Puritans)


La Traviata

What You'll Hear

About This Program

Joined by current and former students of Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts Opera Program, The COT will feature a selection of well and lesser known arias, ensemble pieces, and overtures from four of Italy’s great opera composers. Whether taking in Rossini’s flirtatious “Una voce poco fa” or Bellini’s dramatic “Ah per sempre…” from I Puritani, you are sure to laugh, cry, and experience everything in between.


All songs will be sung in Italian, but supertitles will appear in real time to make sure you keep up with the action.

Guest Artists


Season Packages

Learn about the COT's 21/22 Season  subscription packages