(Photo by Carolyn Bowers of last year’s performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas)

One of the sweetest sounds of Spring for nearly two decades in Southport has been the popular Opera Sunday program presented by Dr. Nancy King, UNCW Professor and Chair, Department of Music, and her students. That’s why FOLSOI is delighted to announce that, after a necessary “intermission” due to COVID-19, their 19th performance is now on the calendar – but not this year’s.

Dr. King and the wonderfully talented UNC-WOOP! students (that’s UNCW’s Opera Outreach Project) have promised to entertain us once again next year, on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Opera Sunday is a perennial favorite with both opera fans and those who have never heard of Puccini or Rossini. That is because Dr. King shares her vast knowledge of the composers and the arias that her students sing in the wonderfully entertaining way that only she can.

Longtime opera buff, Gibby Wilson, said, “I’m already looking forward to 2022, when Nancy King brings her WOOPS performance (informative, very talented and entertaining) LIVE opera back to Southport!” Linda Jenkins, another 18-year supporter, said, “Since the first visit by the marvelous Nancy King and her talented students, we have enjoyed each fun filled and enriching afternoon of opera.”

To help support this and all the other FOLSOI sponsored library programs, please visit their website at https://folsoi.org and become a Friend.