I had the most uplifting, positive day after that. 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

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

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


Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Opera. For y’all. is a trademark of Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera.


Social Distance-SING! was created by HALO in partnership with Fox Music House during the COVID-19 pandemic to engage and remind the Lowcountry community of the importance of live performances and necessity of the arts in society. We strive to bring as intimate a program as possible using unamplified voices and instruments in an open air setting which helps us adhere to social distancing guidelines. Click here to learn more.

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