Opera lovers in Charleston rejoice.  Dunes Properties would like to extend a warm welcome to Opera Charleston.

The anticipated first production of the inaugral season will be Carmen and the star of the show will be world famous Denyce Graves, mezzo soprano from the Metropolitan. If you are unfamiliar with Carmen, it is a French comique written by George Bizet based on the novel by Prosper Mérimée. It will be presented at Memminger Auditorium March 9 and March 11.  Check the schedule here.

For the opera novice- the story of Carmen is about aseductive gypsy woman (Carmen), passion, lust, betrayal, obsession and destruction. It’s also one of the most world-famous performances. A good place to test out the operatic waters.

Founded by  David Templeton and Scott Flaherty, who also serves as Artistic Director.  Louis Salemno is the Principal Conductor and Music Director.