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Hercules Versus Vampires

Screenshot from the 1961 cult film 'Hercules in the Haunted World' showing a male character hovering over a woman laying on a slab
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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.

Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.