Opera Carolina: I Dream
The April 2020 performances of “I Dream” have been postponed and will be part of the 2020-21 Opera Carolina Season. If you are an Opera Carolina Season Ticket holder, please contact Gail Garvin at 704.332.7177, ext 111 ([email protected]) for more information. If you purchased single tickets to the original April 2020 dates, you will receive new tickets for the rescheduled performances. Those tickets will be mailed in early fall. If you would like to discuss other options, please click here or call 704.332.7177. Thank you.
I Dream, the musical drama inspired by the last days in the remarkable life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has been postponed, it was announced today by Opera Carolina’s Board of Directors. Originally scheduled for this April, I Dream will become part of the 2020/21 season with performances on Jan. 21, 23 and 24, 2021.
“As our board continues to monitor local, state and federal recommendations in response to the COVID- 19 pandemic, we believe this is the best decision for the safety and well-being of our patrons, performing artists, and staff,” said Board Chair Arlene Ferebee. “Opera Carolina remains committed to our community, and we ask for everyone’s understanding and continued support as we work together to get through this public health emergency.”
All ticket purchases for the April performances of I Dream will be honored for subscribers and individual ticket holders.
a celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With a story set over the last 36 hours in the remarkable life of Dr. King, Opera Carolina’s updated version of our 2018 blockbuster is a powerful closing to our 71 season.
Directions & Parking
A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Entrances at: 150 N. College St. and 290 E. 5th St.
The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.
Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive
- Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
- Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or >click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*
When You Exit
- Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
- Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with the arrow pointing at slot.
- Gate arm will rise and the screen will display “drive safely.”
*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.
>PURCHASE YOUR PARKING EXIT PASS IN ADVANCE
Belk Theater features state-of-the-art equipment, production and support capabilities and can host any event, from grand opera to rock to corporate annual meetings and lectures.
The theater features a contemporary European horseshoe arrangement for an intimate atmosphere and world-class acoustics. The most distant seat is less than 135 feet from the stage.
A hallmark of the theater’s design is some 2,400 “points of light” in the audience chamber, part of a dazzling fiber optic network with multi-color capabilities.
Renowned architect Cesar Pelli designed the Performing Arts Center, which opened in 1992, as well as the adjacent Bank of America Corporate Center and Founders Hall. The Center’s name honors the contributions of the people of the state of North Carolina as well as the generosity of the Blumenthal Foundation, the largest private donor to the capital campaign.