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Learn more about what happens behind-the-scenes through our Piedmont Opera blog!  It’s your OPERAtunity to follow us behind-the-scenes of our upcoming 40th anniversary season! A host of guest writers will be featured here along with links to other local blogs that cover the arts here in Winston-Salem.

A Not So “Silent” Silent Night

A couple of very important things happened at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem last night.  No, I’m not talking about the addition of more restrooms.  That would be a miracle.  I’m talking about the fact that old and new opera fans filled the Stevens Center to see...

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Piedmont Opera’s Stunning Silent Night – Don’t Miss It!

Peter Perret's review of "Silent Night" for Classical Voice of North Carolina The large audience was stunned and overwhelmed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary opera which James Allbritten, general director and principal conductor of the Piedmont Opera has...

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The Less Desirables Pod Cast with Brian Banion

The Less Desirables is a weekly podcast by Caitlin Weaver, Danielle Bull, Tim Beeman and Various Guest Co-Hosts and recorded every Wednesday. We cover an expansive array of topics, featuring movies, new music, the latest sports news and all that is washed down with a...

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Five Things You Oughta Know About The Italian Girl in Algiers

"This is the story of Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, opening Friday, March 17th at The Stevens Center, presented by Piedmont Opera. A fitting production to mark the end of the nationally noted – and locally located – opera company’s “season of strong women.”...

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Piedmont Opera receives $100,000 anonymous donation

It looks like the greatest operatic hero in the Triad this season comes armed with a checkbook! General Director and Principal Conductor James Allbritten announced today that an anonymous donor has stepped forward with a $100,000 donation to the company. Read the...

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Meet the Cast of The Italian Girl in Algiers

Abducted by pirates, looking – in vain, it seems – for her lover, soon to be forced to become part of a harem, Isabella is someone who has the right to sing the blues, or at least the nineteenth-century Italian equivalent. But, as a strong women of opera, she reminds...

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