Opera/Musical Theater, Concerts + Recitals

Charleston Chamber Opera: Mothers, Sisters and Adversaries

When: Thu., June 4, 6 p.m. 2009

Part of the Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Concert Series. A program of opera favorites highlighting the roles of women throughout the history of opera: Patrice Tiedemann, Soprano & Lara Wilson Mezzo Soprano. 30 minutes before each concert, there will be an short lecture on the history and architecture of the venue. (90 min.)

The Buzz:

WHAT IS IT? An evening of local vocalists from Charleston Chamber Opera performing assorted female arias from three great operas.

WHY SEE IT? The primary passions of grand opera are usually driven by women, and you’ll definitely get the divas’ perspectives here in excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen, plus Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and Suor Angelica. Soprano Patrice Tiedemann and mezzo Lara Wilson will do vocal honors.

WHO SHOULD GO? Any opera fan should enjoy these choice tidbits, and it may be a good way to introduce the younger set to the world of opera without making them sit still for three hours. (Lindsay Koob)

Price: $20, $15/students, seniors

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