Madama Butterfly. Photo Credit: Opera Omaha
Nearly 4,000 people will have a chance to enjoy their first-ever opera performance in Charlotte this week - for free.
In effort to bring opera to new audiences, last fall Knight Foundation announced it would reserve all the seats to Opera Carolina’s Jan. 28 performance of Madama Butterfly and distribute the tickets to members of the greater Charlotte community who had never before attended an opera.
Tickets were distributed earlier this month on a first-come, first-served basis to those that had registered online in December.
Due to an overwhelming response to the request for tickets, an extra free performance was added on Jan. 24 to accommodate more first-time opera-goers.