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Welcome from the General Director
Upon my first visit to Charleston, as an artist with Beverly Sills' New York City Opera, I was amazed that a city so incredibly rich in beauty, history and cultural diversity was without a prominent opera company of its own. Twenty-six years later, the challenge of producing such a company has been embraced! Welcome to Opera Charleston, a company founded on the belief that a new arts venture in 21st century America must fit a dynamic artistic vision to its community, audience and artists. More than simply producing great opera, Opera Charleston's purpose is to create a rewarding and challenging experience that resounds with the entire community. Although we are presenting world-class artists and extraordinary music to Charleston, it is the remarkable cultural diversity of Charleston and its surrounding communities that will make Opera Charleston unique and special.
In Recital: Denyce Graves
- After her critically acclaimed success in the title role of Opera Charleston's production of Carmen, the incomparable Denyce Graves �� accompanied by Maestro Louis Salemno and presented in conjunction with the City of Charleston's MOJA Arts Festival �� returns for an evening of intimate performances at the Historic Dock St. Theatre.
A Masterful Season
- Our second season will be filled with musical genius as we present Giuseppe Verdi's grand masterpiece AÏDA. With principal artists from The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and more, this is a season you don't want to miss!