One-of-a-kind opera premieres in Charleston

As One chamber opera explores the story of a transgender woman named Hannah as told through the voices of Hannah Before and Hannah After and a simple yet evocative string quartet. HALO brings the famous opera to the Queen Street Playhouse downtown at 7 p.m. June 22 to June 25....

Getting back in touch with Charleston opera

Charleston has some serious opera street cred. It’s true: When you consider the George Gershwin standard, “Summertime,” was plucked from a Charleston-set opera and the first colonial operatic production was staged here some 286 years ago. Charleston has a major place in American opera history [...] Read the story here.

Leah Edwards wants to change your mind about opera

When you think of opera, what comes to mind? Shawshank Redemption’s Andy Dufresne playing a piece from The Marriage Of Figaro over the prison loudspeakers? Elmer Fudd singing “Kill The Wabbit!’ while hunting Bugs Bunny? Adam Sandler’s Opera Man character singing the news on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update? As...

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