Opera 101

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Beachwalker Center, Kiawah Island SC

Opera is returning to The Sandcastle January 2023! Opera 101 welcomes both the uninitiated and experienced lovers of classical western opera from its inception in Italy over 400 years ago to the present. Opera 101 will be opened to all residents of Kiawah. There will be a synopsis for each opera so the participants can concentrate more on the dramatic action and feelings derived from the music and acting.

Excited to learn more? Read a brief history of Opera put together by Jose Rafols.

To view descriptions of the showings visit this link!

Note: Location Change Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 will be held at 23 Beachwalker Dr., Bobcat Hall.


Jan. 10 – Norma/Bellini/Bel Canto

Jan. 17 -(in Bobcat Hall) Faust/Gounod/Romantic

Jan. 24 – Les Pecheurs Des Perles/Bizet/Romantic

Jan. 31 – Manon Lescaut/Puccini/Romantic

Feb. 7 – Samson et Dalila/Saint-Saens/Grand/Romantic

Feb. 14 – Carmen/Bizet/Romantic

Feb. 21 – Madame Butterfly/Puccini/Romantic

Feb. 28 – Aida/Verdi/Grand/Romantic

Mar. 7 – Die Gotterdammerung/Wagner/Epic/Romantic

Mar. 14 – Der Rosenkavalier/Strauss/Romantic/Modern

Mar. 21 –  (in Bobcat Hall) Akhnaten/Glass/Contemporary

Mar. 28 – Fire Shut Up in my Bones/Blanchard/Contemporary

Beachwalker Center