Come out to the CMA to enjoy an evening of arias sung by the Palmetto Opera. Artistic Director, Walter Cuttino, will lead the conversation on how Western opera by many European composers, such as Puccini, Verdi, and Wagner influenced the Japanese style of operatic music. Cuttino is currently the Artistic Director for the Palmetto Opera, Conductor of Mastersingers, and is an Associate Professor of Voice at the USC School of Music. The Palmetto Opera is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing grand opera to our capital and state and increasing recognition of the outstanding opera talent in South Carolina. Galleries will be open. $40/ $30 for members and $5 for students. Cash bar.