Opera at USC: La Périchole (Offenbach)
Opera at USC’s first production of the season is La Périchole (The Street Singer), by Jacques Offenbach, November 6-8 at the Longstreet Theater on the USC Campus. Captivating comedic characters, delightful music and engaging romantic intrigues populate the score often called Offenbach’s most charming, providing an exotic backdrop with boleros, seguidillas (old Castilian folksong and dance form in quick triple time) and gallops (lively ballroom dance in duple time, popular in the late 18th century). Performances begin promptly at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday, and at 3:00 PM on Sunday. General admission tickets $25; seniors, USC faculty/staff and military $20; students $7. Purchase online at www.sc.edu/music/opera, call 803-777-5369 or purchase at the door.