Opera at USC to present one-act performances
The University of South Carolina’s Opera at USC will present two one-act performances – “Riders to the Sea” by Ralph Vaughn Williams and “Il Ciarlatano (The Charlatan)” by Giacomo Carissimi – Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. in the School of Music recital hall.
Both performances are free and open to the public.
“Riders to the Sea,” based on the play by John Millington Synge, is set on a island off the West Coast of Ireland and focuses on Maurya, an elderly Irishwoman, who has lost her husband, father-in-law and four of her six sons at sea and will experience more tragedy.
“Il Ciarlatano,” a secular oratorio translated by Daniel A. Gainey and Anna Dragoni, centers around three women who meet in the marketplace and discuss love, including the fallout from a love gone awry.
For more information on “Riders to the Sea” or other opera performances, contact Ellen Schlaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.