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On February 18, 1735, the first opera in America was performed in Charleston, South Carolina

February 18

On February 18, 1735, the first opera in America was performed in Charleston, South Carolina. So what was it? Flora, or Hob in the Well, a ballad opera. Ballad operas were a fairly new genre at the time and featured farce and popular songs with lyrics changed to fit the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Loge, Mary Cassatt, 1878

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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February 18
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