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Charleston Chamber Opera Presents “Mothers, Sisters and Adversaries” on November 1

Kicks Off Month-Long Celebration of Women at the Gibbes Museum of Art

(October 8, 2009 - Charleston, South Carolina) – Charleston Chamber Opera and the Gibbes Museum of Art are partnering for an afternoon of opera on Sunday, November 1 at 3pm. The beautiful Gibbes rotunda will be the setting for Soprano Patrice Tiedemann and Mezzo Soprano Lara Wilson as they explore a vast array of female relationships in some of opera’s most beloved stories, including Madama Butterfly, Carmen, and Suor Angelica. The hour-long program will be interwoven with narration by actress Terry Bell-Aby, with piano accompaniment by musical director Steven Morris.

Tickets for “Mothers, Sisters and Adversaries” are $10 for museum members and students and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the Gibbes Museum Store or by calling 722-2706 x18.

“Mothers, Sisters and Adversaries” on November 1 launches a month-long celebration of women at the Gibbes Museum of Art. A Women in Art Lecture Series will be presented at the museum the first three Wednesdays evenings in November. The series will explore women in a variety of roles including artist, model, collector, and philanthropist. The Women in Art Lecture Series is being offered in partnership with the Center for Women. Visit for details and ticket information.

Charleston Chamber Opera
The Charleston Chamber Opera was created to present intimate works and premieres of American opera compositions and chamber opera with attention to dramatic presentation, production values and true stagecraft. With the creation of a hometown company, Charleston Chamber Opera fills an untapped niche in Charleston's diverse and rich artistic heritage.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401