June 5 2022, 8:30pm
Wunderbar! – Piccolo Spoleto Festival – Cannon Street Arts Center

Hailed as “glamorous on stage, but regular at home” international stars in opera and musical theatre, Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pittas, are thrilled to include you in their journey of laughter, defeat, triumph and most of all, love. In this tale, they trade champagne toasts for changing diapers and reveal that life is never what it seems.

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May 28-June 11 2022, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00am
Walking Tour- A history of opera in Charleston

Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera is proud to present a unique walking tour highlighting the history of opera in Charleston.

This 90-minute walking tour through the heart of historic downtown will include stops at many iconic locations while giving you the opportunity to experience the Holy City from a new perspective. The tour begins on the corner of East Bay and Tradd Street—the site that inspired Catfish Row in Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess. We’ll visit the home of the playwrights Dorothy and Dubose Heyward, as well as dwell for a moment at Church and Broad Street- the spot where opera was first performed in America!

And that’s just the beginning! Join us and discover how important and constant opera has been throughout history in Charleston. You’ll learn about the world’s first megastar (an opera singer!) and local personalities, as well as piano parlors, traveling opera troupes, and more!

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April 6-9, 2022, 7:30pm
Into The Woods

Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods is a Brothers Grimm-inspired musical that presents your favorite fairytale characters with a twist when their classic stories intersect. An ensemble cast leads the audience on a journey through an imaginary world that isn’t so different from our own. Reinforcing the moral that “Children Will Listen,” this cautionary tale reminds us that we should choose our words wisely, and that our actions have consequences.

Directed by Tony Award-winning musical director Ted Sperling, this production will take place at Battery Gadsden Cultural Center on Sullivan’s Island and will feature Charleston’s brightest stars alongside stars from the Great White Way. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

December 19, 2021, 4:30pm
(our) Home for the Holidays!

Join HALO for its second annual (our) Home for the Holidays concert! This year, we’re is kicking it up a notch by adding a string quartet and harp to the musical program, as well as a special sleigh and reindeer photo op. There will be activities for the kiddos, and cookies for all. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, beverages, and friends! This concert will be performed in BrickYard Plantation, where our Social Distance-SING!™ initiative began. Simply turn into BrickYard Plantation from Route 17, and follow the HALO signs to the concert.

December 2, 2021, 7:00pm
Carols & Cocktails

Join HALO and Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) for their inaugural Carols & Cocktails, a holiday-themed fundraising event! The evening’s performance will include everything from opera chestnuts to classic sing-a-longs. Signature drinks and desserts will be served. Sponsorships are currently available online and each sponsorship level include tickets to the event. Individual tickets are $75.
For more information and to purchase a sponsorship or tickets, visit carolscocktails.givesmart.com.
Proceeds raised from Carols & Cocktails will fund programs and services of both CYDC and HALO.

October 7, 2021, 7:00pm
Lecture & Performance at the Charleston Library Society

HALO will be at the Charleston Library Society for a lecture and preview performance of our upcoming production of Verdi’s La traviata.

Opera. For y’all. It’s what Verdi and HALO have in common. Whether you’ve seen 100 operas or this is your first one, this lecture offers the inside scoop on:

  • How our production–set in 1986–tells the same story Verdi set to music in 1853
  • What to listen for in Verdi’s music that makes it so sublime
  • How to get the most out of Charleston’s cultural event of the season!

Tickets for non-members of the Charleston Library Society will be available soon.

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September 14, 2021, 5:30pm
Book Signing at Charleston Public Library

We invite you to join HALO founders Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pittas in conversation with author, lecturer, and Metropolitan Opera Commentator William Berger. Will will give a brief audio-visual presentation discussing issues at stake in the performing arts– especially as presented in the works of Giuseppe Verdi—and why this matters to us today. Afterwards, Will’s latest book of recent and new essays, Seeking the Sublime Cache, will be available for purchase and signing.

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August 20, 2021, 7:05pm
Opera Night at The Joe

Join us at The Joe as the Charleston RiverDogs take on the Columbia Fireflies with an opera-themed evening of music and giveaways!

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