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All items we sell are made for your order, we do not stock inventory. Therefore we do not offer refunds for any of our material. We sell only opera recordings. we send you these recordings in paper sleeves with no tray card or insert, and no booklet. These recordings are of nonprofessional quality that are in the public domain. The quality of these old opera recordings is not very good and they are meant for collectors and educational purposes only. Most of them are 30 or 40 years old, so they might be blurry, colors faded, and not sound very good, but they might not be available elsewhere. Please note that our recordings do not have tracks, they have 1 long track per disc.
If an item is defective and/or does not play on your system please email us within 10 days of the date of receipt and we will send you a replacement. DO NOT RETURN THE DEFECTIVE COPIES! If the replacement does not play, you will be given a store credit for the item plus shipping. If you are ordering from us for the first time, please limit your order to one item, watch it or listen to it, and make sure our quality is sufficient for your needs.
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The Sumter Opera House celebrates 125 years of cultural forethought and shared experiences. It is an iconic venue with a rich past imploring visitors to discover old memories and new music. Today it is home to City Hall, City Council chambers and a 550 seat theatre. The Sumter Opera House is promoting the arts as a catalyst for community vibrancy, quality of life, education and economic development. It serves to enrich the cultural lives of our community, neighbors and visitors by promoting diverse creative experiences.
Not only is the Opera House a state-of-the-art performing arts facility, it is also a beautiful historic site with a rich and intriguing past.
The Opera House in its present form was built from 1893-1895, following the destruction of the first Opera House in December 1892 by fire. In 1936 the Opera House was renovated into a movie theater. The renovations created 300 jobs for Depression-era workers and cost $120,000. The very first film shown at the Opera House was Earthworm Tractors. Tickets to the first movie were 35 cents for adults and 10 cents for children.
During its tenure as a movie theater the Opera House underwent several changes. In 1973 it was officially listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Sadly, much of the wonderful Art Deco gold-leaf, which has since been restored by French restoration artists, was painted black or covered with black cloth. In 1982 the Opera House closed its doors after 46 years of operation as a movie theater.
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Fortunately, the City of Sumter, in need of additional office space and hoping to attract more visitors to the downtown area, purchased the building in 1984 and began a loving and faithful restoration of the Opera House. The City's renovation of the facilities represents one of the first steps in a growing movement toward downtown revitalization and historic preservation that continues in Sumter today. Renovations were completed in 1987, just in time for the City of Sumter to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Council-Manager form of government, an innovation of the Progressive movement that was first adopted in Sumter in 1912.
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The Opera House still houses City Hall and many of the City's departments and offices, including City Council chambers. The first floor auditorium is a popular and gorgeous facility that hosts local, regional, and even national talent on a regular basis. Performers include comedians Chonda Pierce and James Gregory, Grammy-Award winner John Berry, legendary trumpet player Doc Severinsen, and country music star Lee Brice. Performances by local groups are also a common occurrence. The Sumter High School Jazz Band, the Sumter-Shaw Community Concert Band, the Sumter Civic Chorale, and the Sumter Community Jazz Band have all performed on the stage.