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  • The cast of Candide

Opera at USC 2013-2014 Season

Purchase tickets

Tickets are conveniently purchased through Capitol Tickets.
Season tickets:

adult: $45; seniors / USC faculty & staff / military: $30      
Individual tickets: adults: $25; seniors / USC faculty & staff / military $20; students with ID: $7 

Now there are four ways you can choose 
to purchase your tickets:

  • Koger Box Office: corner of Greene and Park Streets, Columbia, SC 29201
    Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m
  • By phone: (803) 251-2222
    Monday–Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m
  • Online: 
Please note that added fees apply.
  • At the venue: one hour prior to the 


The Season

(repertoire and dates subject to change)

Evenings at 7:30 p.m. / Sunday matinee at 3:00 p.m.


by Leonard Bernstein                            
November 8, 9, 10, 2013                          
Drayton Hall

What happens as a young lad searches for true love through the best of all possible worlds? Love stings in this satirical comic opera in two acts adapted from Voltaire’s novella and joined with high-spirited music by Bernstein.

$25 general admission; $20 seniors, USC faculty/staff, military; $7 students.

L’elisir d’amore

(sung in Italian)
by Gaetano Donizetti 
February 28, March 1, 2, 2014               
Drayton Hall  

Can the country bumpkin win the heart of the sophisticated winery owner Adina? He can with the help of Dr. Dulcamara’s “love potion.” And he avoids the conceited rogue Belcore in the process. 

$25 general admission; $20 seniors, USC faculty/staff, military; $7 students.

An Evening of One Acts:

Hélène by Saint-Saëns 


Daphnis et Chloé by Offenbach

(sung in French)             
Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 3:00 p.m.                       
School of Music Recital Hall  – FREE


Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Week of August 19, 2013  (exact day and time in August TBA)
Room 040

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