2017–2018 Season Announced
(dates, times and repertoire subject to change)
La Finta Giardiniera by Mozart
Sung in Italian. Read about it.
November 3, 4, 7:30 p.m. and November 5, 3:00 p.m.
Directed by David Carl Toulson, conducted by Neil Casey, musical preparation by Lynn
Adult: $25; seniors/USC faculty & staff/military: $20; student with ID & children:
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Bernstein MASS: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers
A production of the University of South Carolina School of Music. Read about it.
March 2, 3, 7:30 p.m. and March 4, 3:00 p.m.
Directed by Ellen Douglas Schlaefer, conducted by Scott Weiss, musical preparation
by Lynn Kompass, Alicia Walker, chorus director.
Adult: $30; Senior/USC Faculty & Staff/Military $25; Student w/ID & Children: $10;
Group Rate (15+ tickets):
Adults: $24 ea.; seniors / USC faculty & staff / military $20 ea.; students w/ID &
children: $8 ea.
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The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series
Le 66 by Offenbach
Sung in French.
La cambiale di matrimonio by Rossini
Sung in Italian.
April 14, 15, 2016
School of Music Recital Hall
Directed by Tyler Eighmey
School of Music Recital Hall – Free
The first round of auditions is May 4, 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
The sign-up sheet is outside of room 040.
Purchase tickets online, call 803-777-5369, or purchase at the door.
Please note that online and phone sales end at 3 p.m. on opening day. After that you may purchase
at the door one hour before show.
Purchase tickets online for La Finta Giardiniera
Purchase tickets online for Bernstein MASS
Opera at USC offers a truly comprehensive program for both graduate and undergraduate
students, covering every facet of opera production, both on stage and behind the scenes.
Singers, directors, pianists, conductors, marketing and public relations students
and theatrical technicians get expert teaching and intensive hands-on experience in
their respective crafts.
Opera at USC is one of only a handful of colleges and universities nationwide that
offers special training and practice for aspiring opera stage directors. You can gain
abundant practical stage experience by participating in the operas either onstage
Opera at USC presents two fully staged operas with orchestra each year and also presents
an evening of One-Act Operas, often with a graduate stage director. Roles are open
to undergraduates and graduates.
Master classes conducted by international opera singers, conductors, coaches and directors are held
Voice faculty and the choral department work closely together with Opera at USC on
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