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Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Opera

Raleigh Opera: Opera Around Raleigh

Below are our Raleigh Opera recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, company/venue history and other points of interest in Raleigh Art.

Long Leaf Opera

Founded in 1998 by playwright/director/composer Randolph Umberger and composer/conductor Benjamin Keaton and beginning with one-acts, the company has become successful enough to not only add full-length productions but also launch an eclectic summer festival. The offbeat name comes from the long leaf pine, a source for tar and pitch for vessels in the age of sail (and the state’s nickname, the Tar Heel State).

This iconoclastic identity – virtually every other …more…