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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

Opera at USC performance

  • What: Two one-act performances: “Riders to the Sea” and “Il Ciarlatano"
  • When: Feb. 6 and 7, 7:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively
  • Where: School of Music recital hall
  • Cast of 'Riders to the Sea': Ginger Jones (Maurya), Jan Malcher (Bartley, her son), Jolilorlyn M. Quitain (Cathleen, her daughter), Imode Igodan (Nora, her younger daughter), Kimberly Hoover (woman)
  • Cast of 'Il Ciarlatano': Caitlin Chase (Disdan), Kimberly Hoover (Testo), Caitlyn Oenbrink (Amore)
  • Artistic Staff: Dr. Lynn Kompass (musical director), Josh Barbour (accompanist), Ellen Douglas Schlaefer (director), Daniel A. Gainey (assist director), Bianca Raso (stage manager), Adam Bain (costume coordinator), Aaron Pelzek (lighting designer), Teddy R. Moore (scenic coordinator), Anna Dragoni (special consultant), Dr. Barry Sharrock (chorus Master)

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/03/10 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 02/03/10 @ 4:06 PM | Permalink