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La clemenza di Tito

W.A. Mozart

Craig Kier, conductor

Joshua Borths, director

November 17, 19, 20, 21, 2017

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart's last opera, La clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer's death, La clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

 

New Work Reading Series

February 9, 2018

7:30pm

Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE

 

Town Hall

Composed by Theo Popov

Libretto by E.M. Lewis

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage. 

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work. 

 

 

Dialogues des Carmélites

Francis Poulenc

Craig Kier, conductor

Amanda Consol, director

April 14, 18, 20, 22, 2018

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc's opera explores religious devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror. 

Please join us for Opera Resonates! A panel discussion prior to the performance on Sunday, April 22 at 1:30pm.

All performances take place in Kay Theatre . $25/$10 . Purchase Tickets

 

 

Opera Scene Study

Part 1: April 26, 2018 . Grand Pavilion . FREE . 12:30p

Part 2: May 3 & 4, 2018. Gildenhorn Recital Hall . FREE . 7:30p

After a year of taking apart their craft and sculpting it from the ground up, the final class project for out first-year students pairs them in operatic scenes from a wide variety of repertory and featuring all aspects of their training. Accompanied only by piano and minimal props, these performances give our young artists a chance to shine in the purest of forms.