Opera In The Garden

May 2, 2014


Andrea Moore performs in the opera, Turn of the Screw
Andrea Moore as the governess in the North Carolina Opera's rendition of Turn of the Screw.
Credit Benjamin Britten / andreaedithmoore.com

Opera comes to life in elaborate performance halls with high-priced seats. But the high-brow setting is not the only place for opera; it also takes place in modern art museums, bars and even outdoors. "Opera in the Garden" takes the artform outside on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Botanical Garden.

The performance is part of the Chapel Hill Spring Garden tour and proceeds will help build a Children's Wonder Garden.

Host Frank Stasio talks with performers Andrea Moore, a soprano and a vocal performance lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Wade Henderson, a tenor and a computer programmer; and Aaron Thacker, a baritone, countertenor and pianist.

For more outdoor entertainment, check out Opera in the Pines on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Koka Booth Ampitheater in Cary.