This performance will be led by a cast of singers seen on the world’s premier opera stages and will be accompanied by a live orchestra with Associate Conductor Wojciech Milewski conducting. Director Sara Widzer’s production will be presented as a 1930s style radio drama with singers, actors, orchestra and will even feature a live Foley sound effects artist. Food trucks and drink concessions will be available starting at 6 pm. Socially distanced seating will be as follows: Bring your own seating general admission $40, reserved square for up to 4 people $160, VIP square with chairs provided for up to 4 people $200. Tickets go on sale on April 5 and will be available through our website or directly at www.citypapertickets.com There will also be an exciting pre-show entertainment by College of Charleston Opera performing excerpts of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro conducted by Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Yuriy Bekker. The entire performance will last approximately 2 hours.
The Charleston Opera Theater believes that the unique energy conveyed in opera reflects the human condition in a way that has universal appeal. We are in an era when humanity is reeling from a global pandemic and artists and musicians are engaged in an epic battle for survival. The intensity of human emotion that is inherent in opera engages, immerses, and stirs the souls of the audience. When an audience has the shared experience of a LIVE performance, it has a unifying effect on a community. For more information about Charleston Opera Theater go to www.charlestonoperatheater.org