Announcing Our
inaugural Season!

La traviata Giuseppe Verdi October 22, 26, 28, 2021 Click for more info
Into the Woods Stephen Sondheim Spring 2022 Click for more info
Opera for y'all

Welcome to Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera! We're here bring the Lowcountry community together through compelling productions and arts education. Together, we can reclaim Charleston’s legacy as the birthplace of opera in North America.

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It is way overdue for Charleston to have a proper theatre that allows homegrown talent like myself to perform in my hometown. With HALO, I know I can participate in outreach around the community and try to spread the same appreciation for the arts that I had when I was...

– George Slotin, Tenor/Broadway Actor

As a Charleston native, it has long been a dream of mine to bring my talents and abilities home and to exercise them for the benefit of the city. HALO will undoubtedly provide the Charleston community with long-overdue exposure to substantial, professional quality opera and musical theatre, and will also...

– Paul McCrae, costume/fashion designer

I've been hoping for a professional opera company in Charleston for so many years and when I learned about HALO, I immediately reached out to see how I could be involved. It would mean so much on so many levels to be able to work in my hometown and reconnect...

– Heather Jones, Mezzo-soprano

What excites me most about HALO is that their vision is the amplification of their core values and mission statement. It is inspiring to hear Leah speak of the value of Opera in one breath and the value of community in the next. Opera is just the modus operandi and...

– Brian McFarland, Charleston Cavalier Tours

I did not think of myself as an opera person. Then I met Leah and Dimitri. Knowing their background, I was astonished to discover that they are real people. They work in the yard with toddlers playing in the dirt and the family dog romping in the grass. They are...

– Ralph Shealy, M.D.

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Holy City Arts and Lyric Opera's Social Distance-SING!s. As we waited for the performance to begin, adults chatted from a distance, while their children nearby were wholly focused on their play. At once, the singing began, and the children stopped in...

– Rachel Lessard

A huge shoutout to Dimitri and Leah for sharing the gift of music. Their Social Distance-SING!s have brought not only joy, but also a measure of comfort to our neighborhood as we all navigate through this uncertain time. Dimitri and Leah’s incredible talent coupled with their obvious passion for their...

– Ginny Jones

It's difficult to put into words the spiritual experience that music is for me. Music provides the outlet for tears and laughter and even a creative place for anger. HALO concerts have reminded me of this. To hear beautiful voices and accompaniment and again to realize that these gifts are...

– Elaine Lehr

Truth be told, I was not looking forward to this birthday... stuck at home, I was ready for a pity party instead of a birthday party. Thanks to you, this year’s birthday exceeded all my expectations. Your beautiful voices were absolutely awesome! You gave me a birthday memory to treasure...

– Kathy Coffmann

I’ve been watching the live stream opera with The Met every day and I would never have expected this on my front porch on Gadsden Street.

– Mark Bloom

I had the most uplifting, positive day after the Social Distance-SING! concert. I smiled the rest of the day because of how beautiful it was. It brought so much joy.

– Karen Plaehn, after the Snee Farm performance

Social Distance-Sing!

Social Distance-SING!™ was created by HALO in partnership with Fox Music House as an innovative solution to safely engage our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our mobile concerts offer an up-close experience of opera and classic musical theatre selections featuring un-amplified voices in an open air setting.

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