Now beginnings its sixth year, Triangle Opera Appreciation is a small group of down-to-earth, gay-friendly opera lovers who enjoy experiencing great music and theater together. We warmly welcome newbies as well as long-time opera lovers.

We watch recorded performances in members' homes, live broadcasts in stadium movie theaters, and socialize over food and drink. We also schedule Meetups for on-stage performances when available.

Active participation is a requirement to retain membership: attend at least one event every other month or so and keep RSVPs up-to-date. Inactive individuals are encouraged to withdraw.

Our more established group focuses on a more traditional repertory of Italian opera as well as Central European, English, and French. A newer, subgroup offers dominantly Russian and German opera, although it may dip into the other repertories. Most events are held in a private homes in North Raleigh, near Crabtree Valley Mall.

We depend on members' donations to meet expenses. The social periods are as important to this group as the operas we enjoy, and we are obliged to pay subscription costs to, which puts no advertising on its pages.

The mainstream opera events at my home are held on Sunday afternoons in North Raleigh. The other home holds its events on Saturday afternoons.  In general each every two to three weeks. DVD's are shown on  large screen Blu-ray entertainment systems. Refreshments may include soft drinks, wine, cheeses and fruit.Conversation at intermissions is lively!  Join us!

The Owner and Organizer of Triangle Opera Appreciation reserves the right to accept or reject requests for membership , cancel memberships, and edit posts by members at his discretion.

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Triangle Opera Appreciation
Founded Oct 1, 2009

Suggested donation

$10.00 per person per home event

This covers: Subscription to, supplies, refreshments, occasional meals.

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Make check or money order to: Stephen Luyben.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • member cancels 48 hours before start time or any time for emergencies, minus $2.00 in PayPal fees.

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