Three versions of Porgy and Bess: as novel, as play, and as opera score. In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, and with thanks to a North Carolina Humanities Council Relief Grant, Greensboro Opera is delighted to bring you a three-part series entitled PORGY AND BESS: From Novel to Play to Opera.
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GREENSBORO OPERA at During the 2020 holiday season, Greensboro Opera enjoyed a unique opportunity to bring live music back to area audiences by caroling at Greensboro Science Center's Winter Wonderlights. Enjoy a brief video capturing the fun of this successful event. View Complete Video Greensboro Opera

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Pagliacci a Smash Hit!

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Premiered November 15, 2019 & November 17, 2019

“Performances of Pagliacci are plentiful, but performances of Pagliacci of the caliber exhibited by Greensboro Opera are exceedingly rare.”

— Joseph Newsome, Voix des Arts


Watch It Again!

Summertime and the Livin’ is Easy
Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
Premiered July 28, 2020

International superstar Rhiannon Giddens, whose voice extends through and beyond the genres of opera, folk, bluegrass, and pop, gives us a preview of her title role in the Greensboro Opera’s upcoming production of Porgy & Bess.

Porgy & Bess

Due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Greensboro Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess starring Rhiannon Giddens, originally scheduled for November 13 & 15, 2020, is being postponed fourteen months to January 21 & 23, 2022.

All tickets for the original performance will be honored and automatically transferred for these new dates.