New Opera Group Forming

A new opera club, Opera 101, led by Jose Rafols, will debut on January 4, 2022. All classical opera lovers from Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Johns Island, and neighboring communities are invited. Both beginning and experienced opera fans are welcome. 

The group will meet at The Sandcastle on Kiawah Island every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:30 pm beginning on January 4 and extending from January through March 2022.

Participants in Opera 101 will enjoy watching superb opera video clips from selected DVDs or movies with opportunities to discuss music passages as well as singing and drama virtuosity.

For the 2022 season, the following works will be presented: 

January 4      Rigoletto (Verdi)
January 11    Tosca (Puccini)
January 18    Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
January 25    Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

February 1    Don Giovanni (Mozart)
February 8    La Traviata (Verdi)
February 15  Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Offenbach) 
February 22 Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)

March 1         Don Carlo (Verdi)
March 8         Tannhauser (Wagner)
March 15       Die Walküre (Wagner)
March 22       Elektra (R. Strauss)

Please check the KICA calendar of events to see which opera will be showing and to review the synopsis and to verify the location of the meeting. For more information, contact Jose A. Rafols at

-Submitted by Jose Rafols