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The Palmetto Opera 2014-2015 Season

  • Operatic Threads

    Opera Performance, Art Exhibition & Jasper Magazine Release Party
    Thursday, September 18, 2014.

    Gallery 80808/Vista Studios will be transformed into a unique, operatic atmosphere Thursday, September 18, for Jasper Magazine’s autumn release. The event is also being featured in the Conagree Vista Guild’s “ Third Thursday” art crawl and will take place from 5–9 p.m. at 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia.

    What will you hear?
    Palmetto Opera’s artistic director Walter Cuttino will join Soprano Diana Amos & Baritone Erik Kesler for a one-night-only performance of highlights from Puccini’s La Bohème, as well as hits from familiar musicals such as Phantom of the Opera and Carousel. This performance is sure to whet your appetite for Palmetto Opera’s can’t-miss international production of La Bohème at the Koger Center on February 28, 2015.

    What will you see?
    Classical oil paintings by realist painter  / Palmetto Opera board member Tish Lowe will set the stage in the main gallery, and the atrium will showcase a collaborative installation by fiber artist Susan Lenz and graffiti artist Michael Krajewski. Their work, Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, will be a manifestation of the mental images and ideas that naturally flow through the human mind while engaged in the viewing of La Bohème. Lenz’s tangle of unraveled, old threads will cascade in and out of suspended baskets mimicking the colors, complex plots, and emotions of a performance. Krajewski’s bohemian, pencil graffiti will literally express the connections between the visual, musical, dramatic, literary, and poetic world of a bygone, operatic world still dancing in the 21st century mind.

    Puccini’s beloved La Boheme

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 

    Koger Center, 7:00 PM

    As the major production of the season, The Palmetto Opera presents Puccini’s  La Boheme, one of the most popular and beloved operas in all of opera repertoire. Featuring the international cast of Teatro Lirico d’Europa and set in the boisterous bohemian section of nineteenth century Paris, the bittersweet and tragic love story between Rudolfo and Mimi will touch your heart. Follow the action with English supertitles. For new opera-goers, Puccini’s wonderful melodies will make this the musical experience of/ a lifetime.  For veteran opera-goers, we offer an opportunity to revisit cherished memories of musical pleasure.  Teatro Lirico d’Europa, founded in 1988 and has given over 4,000 performances worldwide.  Not to be missed!

    An Extravaganza – Intimate Concert – World Class SoloistsGreat Moments in Italian Opera & Meet-the-Cast Party

    Saturday, January 24, 2015 

    Harbison Theatre, 7:00 PM


    Great Moments in Italian Opera is an extravaganza of fun, best-loved Italian arias, laughter, and an elegant after-performance party to meet the cast. The concert features Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s international soloists singing some of the most famous and well known operatic solos, duets, arias, trios, and quartets from Italian Opera. Full orchestra. Master of Ceremonies: Teatro’s founder and Artistic Director Giorgio Lalov.

    Opera Thursdays

    Join us on the first Thursday of every month at Villa Tronco for an enchanted evening with the Palmetto Opera singers from 7 to 8:30 pm. Reservations are required, and seats fill up fast! Call (803) 256-7677.

  • Were you there?

    Puccini, The Mikado & More…
East met West at the Columbia Museum of Art on April 4, 2014. We had a memorable evening of Art and Music with a performance of famous arias and popular Broadway classics of an operatic tradition.  Headlined by three American performers with long and successful careers on European stages, the audience was amazed by the caliber of talent and transfixed by this transcendent experience. 

    Carmen was a huge success! Teatro Lirico d'Europa's performance on March 1, 2014 at the Koger Center was a spectacular production, both well-reviewed and well-enjoyed by all who attended!

    On January 30, Teatro Lirico d'Europa gave a magical performance in 'A Tribute to Pavarotti', a collection of Pavarotti's best-loved arias followed by an elegant meet-the-cast party.

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