The sheer power of human emotion.
  • Upcoming Events

    Opera Thursday
    October 1, 2015

    Opera Thursday was created to entertain aficionados
    and introduce the novice to opera. Join us at Villa Tronco for a magical evening of great food, lively company, beautiful arias and Broadway classics sung by Midlands- area opera singers. Call to reserve your seats today - 803.256.7677

    Bella Italia's 8th Annual Italian Festival and
    Bocce Tournament

    October 3, 2015

    The Palmetto Opera singers will be featured at thes
    8th Annual Italian Festival & Bocce Tournament held at
    the Robert Mills House. Come enjoy great Italian food,
    dancing, an Italian market and The Palmetto Opera singers! Admission is free.

    Verdi's Rigoletto
    February 20, 2016
    Save the Date! The Palmetto Opera presents Verdi's beloved opera, "Rigoletto," featuring international
    soloists and local singers with the South Carolina Philharmonic on February 20, 2016.

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  • About Us

    We are The Palmetto Opera. We aren’t just about discussing arias, drinking wine and looking through tiny binoculars. We are performers. We are musicians. We are promoters. We are doers. And we are doing it all for the love of opera.

    The Palmetto Opera began in 2001 with a group of motivated enthusiasts and a goal to bring professional opera into South Carolina. Our mission is to present professional opera to the Midlands and South Carolina, so that there is an entertainment, educational, and economic impact on the community and state. We strive to promote local talent. We started small, hiring performers to sing arias in various Columbia venues. We hosted competitions that attracted graduate students and young professionals from the Southeast. Our official debut came in 2003, with our performance of “Love, Murder & Revenge,” a mixture of scenes from famous operas. Then we had our big break in 2007 – sold out performances of The Marriage of Figaro at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall.

    Our newest venture is to expand the range of ages that experience and enjoy opera. The more people we can introduce to opera, the more it will become a part of the culture of South Carolina. More than anything, we ask that you simply give opera a chance.

    As we continue to boost opera’s presence in South Carolina, we greatly appreciate any donations or volunteer efforts. The Palmetto Opera is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, incorporated in South Carolina. All donations are fully deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.

    Please click here to make a donation.

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