Charleston Opera Theater Presents PS 24 - Master Class by Terrance McNalley
In association with the 2024 City of Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Saturday, May 25th through Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

  • PG 13

Charleston Opera Theater Presents PS 24 - Master Class by Terrance McNalley
In association with the 2024 City of Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Tue, May 28 at 5pm

Tickets from
$30

General Admission
$30.00
plus fees

Master Class is a pyrotechnical theater—fireworks in a contained space where Maria Callas is brought back to life in Sturm und Drang. Inspired by a series of master classes the great diva conducted at Juilliard toward the end of her career, this drama puts Maria Callas at center stage again as she coaxes, prods, and inspires students—"victims" as she calls them—into giving the performances of their lives while revealing her own. As she slips off into memories, we experience her days at La Scala, her marriage to Meneghini, and her great doomed love for Aristotle Onassis. But the dazzling theatricality comes from Callas's emotional explosions, her cutting wit, and the soaring music as each student sings an aria that exposes the Divina's vulnerabilities … and her genius.

Recipient of the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Play.

Featuring Saundra DeAthos as Maria Callas

Charleston Opera Theater Presents PS 24 - Master Class by Terrance McNalley
In association with the 2024 City of Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival

Wed, May 29 at 5pm

Tickets from
$30

General Admission
$30.00
plus fees

Master Class is a pyrotechnical theater—fireworks in a contained space where Maria Callas is brought back to life in Sturm und Drang. Inspired by a series of master classes the great diva conducted at Juilliard toward the end of her career, this drama puts Maria Callas at center stage again as she coaxes, prods, and inspires students—"victims" as she calls them—into giving the performances of their lives while revealing her own. As she slips off into memories, we experience her days at La Scala, her marriage to Meneghini, and her great doomed love for Aristotle Onassis. But the dazzling theatricality comes from Callas's emotional explosions, her cutting wit, and the soaring music as each student sings an aria that exposes the Divina's vulnerabilities … and her genius.

Recipient of the 1996 Tony Award® for Best Play.

Featuring Saundra DeAthos as Maria Callas


Cannon Street Arts Center

134 Cannon Street
Charleston, SC 29403