Highlights for Opera
Work underway for constrcution of auditorium dedicated to opera performances. Photo taken June 18, 1965.
Early excavation at WRAL-TV to add opera auditorium in June 1965
WRAL-TV News Director Sam Beard introduces the program and CEO and Founder of Capitol Broadcasting Company AJ Fletcher explains the purpose of the National Opera Company.
Fletcher believed that opera belonged to everyone and wanted the performances in English so everyone could appreciate the entire presentation.
The National Opera Company provided opportunities for singers/performers to further their professional careers.
In 1965, the National Opera Company gave 55 performances in NC and other Southeastern states.
School children enjoy the Grass Roots Opera performance on October 1, 1951
The opera company founded by AJ Fletcher performs at a NC school. Mr. Fletcher is in the cast, 3rd from the left.