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Opera at USC - Proving Up

Presented by USC School of Music at USC School of Music Recital Hall, Columbia SC

Apr 13 - 14 2024
Opera at USC - Proving Up

In addition to two fully staged operas with orchestra each year, Opera at USC presents the free The Lanny and Sidney Palmer One Act Series.

Proving Up, is a contemporary opera composed by Missy Mazzoli. Set in the harsh and unforgiving landscape of the American frontier in the 1860s, the opera tells a haunting story of perseverance and the pursuit of the American Dream. The narrative centers around the Zegner family, who have settled in Nebraska and are determined to “prove up” their land to secure their own piece of the American Dream. The opera delves into themes of identity, sacrifice and the human desire for progress and ... view more »


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  • Apr 13, 2024 at 07:30 pm (Sat)
  • Apr 14, 2024 at 03:00 pm (Sun)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


USC School of Music Recital Hall

813 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC

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