Opera Roanoke to present benefit concert

Opera Roanoke will present Carmen and Cleopatra: Divas, Drama, and You, a benefit for the Opera Roanoke Production Fund.

Soprano, Amy Cofield Williamson and Mezzo-soprano, Carla Dirlikov will appear in their first-ever joint concert to benefit Opera Roanoke's Production Fund. Dirlikov appeared in Roanoke as Carmen in 2012 and made her United States professional debut with Opera Roanoke in 2005. Cofield Williamson debuted with the company as Lucia in 2010; she will sing Cleopatra in Opera Roanoke's March production of Handel's Julius Caesar. Dirlikov will join her co-star onstage to sing the role of Cornelia in the company's premiere production of Julius Caesar.

Opera Roanoke's Production Fund was founded in 2010 for the express purpose of funding staged opera productions. Donations to the fund are restricted for use in Opera Roanoke productions. "We have always been blessed to have artists who are not only extremely gifted, but are also generous with their time and talent," said Opera Roanoke Artistic Director, Scott Williamson. "This concert would not be possible without Carla's and Amy's passion for our opera company and our community." 

The event will take place on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. on the Trinkle Main Stage of Mill Mountain Theatre, located at Center in the Square.

Tickets are $75 and $50 each. $75 tickets include prime seating in the front of the orchestra and an exclusive reception following the performance.  For ticket reservations and general inquiries, please contact (540) 982-2742 or info@operaroanoke.org.


Contact:  Liz Lochbrunner, Director of Operations (540) 224-1259