Tag Archives: David Templeton

CofC Opera to Perform ‘Die Fledermaus’ Set in 1970s Charleston

The College of Charleston Opera will present a full production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. The operetta, written in Vienna in the 1870s, will be updated to a setting of Charleston in the 1970s. Complete with 1970s attire, phrases and even a touch of its music, this production promises to be theatrically entertaining as well as […]

CofC Opera to Perform Broadway + Opera Favorites

***RESCHEDULED for one night only, Friday, Oct. 21. at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall CofC Concerts will present two performances of opera and musical theater titled, Venus & Mars – All Is Fair in Love and War, starring the College’s opera students. Directed by music faculty member David Templeton, the production will include classic songs like […]

CofC Vocal Virtuosos in Concert, April 11

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present a concert featuring virtuoso singers on April 11, 2016. Professors from the College’s music department will perform a variety of works that span the baroque, classical and romantic vocal repertoire: selections by George Bizet and Giacomo Puccini, selections from The Messiah by George Frideric […]

Multiple Tony Award-Winning Musical “The Secret Garden” Takes Stage

Co-presented by the College of Charleston’s department of theatre and dance and department of music, “The Secret Garden” is a compelling musical for the whole family. This enchanting classic of children’s literature, written by Frances Hodgson Burnett in 1911, is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman.  Winner […]

CofC Vocal Virtuosos in Concert

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts will present a concert featuring virtuoso singers on March 9. Professors from the College’s bustling music department will perform an array of works: Scotch Songs by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Soliloquoy” from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Johannes Brahms Vier Duette, Op. 61, the hilarious Act II “Poison scene” from Cosi fan tutte by […]

CofC Opera Presents Double Bill of One Acts

David Templeton, Associate Professor of Voice/Opera, directs two one-act operas featuring talented voice majors from the College’s Department of Music. He describes the event as “a very powerful production ranging from the uproarious comedy of ‘The Old Maid and the Thief’ to the gripping sorrow of ‘Suor Angelica.’” Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the […]

Baritone David Templeton Opens 2nd Monday Series

The 2nd Monday Series at the College of Charleston, formerly known as the Monday Night Concert Series, opens its 2014-15 season of music with baritone David Templeton and pianist Robin Zemp. On Sept. 8, 2014, this talented faculty duo will present a powerful performance of Robert Schumann’s best-known song cycle, Dichterliebe, Maurice Ravel’s triptych Don Quichotte et Dulcinee, and Giuseppi […]

“Too Many Sopranos” by College of Charleston Opera

“Too Many Sopranos” is a new opera that has become hugely popular with professional companies and collegiate opera programs, alike. The College of Charleston Opera program in the College’s School of the Arts will present four performances of this comic opera by Edwin Penhorwood. Directed by College faculty members Anna Steenerson and David Templeton, the […]

‘American Gothic’ Presented by CofC Opera

The College of Charleston Opera program in the College’s School of the Arts will present “American Gothic,” which will celebrate operatic and Broadway ensemble pieces written by American composers. This musical journey encompasses everything from the macabre of Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” to the iconic Americana of Marc Adamo’s “Little Women” and Ned Rorem’s “Our Town.” Performances will take place on Saturday, […]

CofC Opera Presents Two Nights of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

The College of Charleston Opera program in the College’s School of the Arts will present the sublime masterpiece “Le Nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”). This comic opera by W.A. Mozart, will take audiences on a laugh-out-loud ride filled with schemes, masquerades and mistaken identities. The infamous Figaro, his bride-to-be Susanna, and the Countess conspire […]