Opera 101

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Sandcastle, Kiawah Island SC

Opera is returning to The Sandcastle January 2022! 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.

Note: Location Change Jan. 18, March 8, and March 15 will be held at 23 Beachwalker Dr., Bobcat Hall.

Jan. 4 – Rigoletto/Verdi/dramatic Synopsis: Rigoletto (The Metropolitan Opera)
Jan. 11 – Tosca/Puccini/dramatic Synopsis: Tosca (The Metropolitan Opera)
Jan. 18 (Bobcat Hall) – Lucia di Lammermoor/Donizetti/dramatic Lucia di Lammermoor (The Metropolitan Opera)
Jan. 25 – Il Barbieri di Siviglia/Rossini/comic Il Barbarie di Siviglia (The Metropolitan Opera)

Feb. 1 – Don Giovanni/Mozart/classical
Feb. 8 – La Traviata/Verdi/dramatic
Feb. 15 – Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Offenbach/French
Feb. 22 – Eugene Onegin/Tchaikovsky/Russian

March 1 – Don Carlo/Verdi/grand
March 8 (Bobcat Hall) – Tannhauser/Wagner/German
March 15 (Bobcat Hall) – Die Walkure/Wagner/German epic
March 22 – Elektra/R.Strauss/psychological
March 29 – Symposium

The Sandcastle