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

February 18, 2024

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 18 of February, repeating indefinitely

On February 18, 1735, the first opera inĀ America was performed in Charleston, South Carolina.Ā 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. šŸŽ¼ šŸŽ­ šŸŽŸ

 

 

In the Loge, Mary Cassatt, 1878

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer

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February 18, 2024
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