Hercules Versus Vampires

Oct 28, 2016

Screenshot from the 1961 cult film 'Hercules in the Haunted World'

It’s a battle oft overlooked by the history books, but North Carolina Opera is paying tribute to the epic battle between Hercules and vampires in their new live-film event.

Audience members are encouraged to dress up and take in the cult film “Hercules in the Haunted World” accompanied by a live operatic score. Host Frank Stasio talks to the opera’s composer  Patrick Morganelli and singers Vanessa Becerra and Scott MacLeod​ about the unique performance. Pianist Danielle DeSwert Hahn accompanies the singers live in the State of Things studio. The opera Hercules vs. Vampires is playing Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m. at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.