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Updated: May 13

This concert has been rescheduled for a Sunday afternoon in October 2020.

Buy your tickets now for Great Moments in Italian Opera!

The Palmetto Opera presents a concert of

Great Moments in Italian Opera


On Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m., The Palmetto Opera brings their full-scale concert with orchestra of Great Moments in Italian Opera to the Spears Recital Hall at Columbia College 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203. The concert features an international cast. Tickets are available from The Palmetto Opera website. www.palmettooperasc.org

Great Moments in Italian Opera from Bel Canto to Verismo is an extravaganza of fun, best-loved Italian operas, laughter, and an elegant after-performance party to meet the cast. The concert features international and local soloists singing some of the most famous and well-known operatic arias, duets, and quartets with orchestra from Puccini's La Bohème, Verdi's Rigoletto, Rossini's The Barber of Seville and more. Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Peter Barton, Artistic Director of The Palmetto Opera.

Don’t miss this exclusive event. Buy your tickets today! Free parking available.


Making Opera Part of South Carolina

The Palmetto Opera, now in its ninth full season, with its international casts also incorporates Midlands-area opera professionals and students in its full opera productions, concerts, and monthly Opera Thursdayperformances. Opera Thursday is performed the first Thursday of the month and features local and regional opera singers. Performances are at Villa Tronco restaurant in Columbia and other venues throughout the year. The Palmetto Opera’s educational program for high schools gives students an introduction to the world of opera and the experience of live grand opera.


Columbia had not had a professional opera season in over 28 years when The Palmetto Opera began in 2001. People from over 28 zip codes outside of Columbia attended its last production, La Traviata in January 2020 at the Koger Center for the Arts.


The Palmetto Opera is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization.

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