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Pirates & Mermaids

Wilmington Concert Opera


Pirates and Mermaids

An Entertaining Evening of Song, Opera, and Sea Chanteys

Performed on the Kalmar Nyckel

Saturday, June 26

7:00pm Showtime, Gates open 6:00pm
(Rain date, Sunday, June 27, 7:00pm)

Photo by Lynn Wagner; model Alexea Wagner.

Wilmington Concert Opera performs on the upper decks of our Tall Ship, with the audience safely distanced dockside. 

Purchase Tickets

Tickets are $25 with reserved seating: available online (here) and by phone at 302.429.7447 on weekdays from 9am-5pm. Event proceeds will support the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, which is co-hosting the concert. Show runs approximately 50 minutes.

Imagine an outdoor evening concert under the stars with your friends and favorite ship. For everyone's health, masks and social distancing are required.


Special songs, opera, and sea chanteys performed by Wilmington Concert Opera, themed around legendary pirates and mermaids, will include:

Homeward Bound” (traditional sea chantey) - Michael A. Lienhard

“Senta’s Ballad” from “Der Fliegende Holländer” by Richard Wagner – Ashley Becker 

“I am a Pirate King” from “The Pirates of Penzance” by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan – John Miles

“Sea Fever” by John Ireland – Michael A. Lienhard

“Woman” from “The Pirate Queen” by Claude-Michel Schönberg – Christa Schimitsch 

“Mermaid’s Aria” from “Oberon” by Carl Maria von Weber – Marisa Robinson 

“Amsterdam” by Jacques Brel – Michael A. Lienhard

“Song to the Moon” from “Rusalka” by Antonín Dvořák – Kirsten C. Kunkle

“Hook’s Waltz” from “Peter Pan” by Jule Styne – Kevin Patrick 

“Drunken Sailor” (traditional sea chantey) – Michael A. Lienhard and Cast (Singalong)


Founded in 2016 by Kirsten C. Kunkle and Marisa Robinson, Wilmington Concert Opera provides high-quality concert performances of operas in their original languages to the Wilmington, Delaware community, while creating performance opportunities for emerging and established opera singers in the greater Wilmington area. For more information about Wilmington Concert Opera please visit WilmingtonConcertOpera.com and www.facebook.com/wilmingtonconcertopera.

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