Yi Li, Amy Shoremount-Obra, & Jarrod Lee at Boordy Vineyards July 24, 2020
Verdi in the Valley Todd Thomas as Rigoletto Photo by Ed Davis
Throughout the pandemic and in compliance with health and safety restrictions, Maryland Opera has been committed to keeping opera alive for our devoted and passionate opera lovers. Beginning in Summer 2020 with outdoor concerts--Arias Alfresco—to Fall 2020 outdoor concerts-- Opera in October-- to Winter 2020/2021 live-streamed concerts from beautiful private homes -- Home for the Holidays and opera themed concerts celebrating love, Spring and opera oldies— Maryland Opera presented innovative operatic classics. These creative programs were presented with extraordinary artists of international status--“leading voices” in their field. Engagement of these artists was through the generosity and support of the Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund for Leading Operatic Artists, for which we are so appreciative.
We are also greatly indebted to the Maryland State Arts Council for their continued support of our mission and presentations. Thank you MSAC! To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org.
Live Arts Maryland and Maestro J. Ernest Green graciously loaned Maryland Opera live streaming equipment for our recent live stream concerts which greatly enhanced our ability to provide our audience with consistently high-quality presentations. We are honored to collaborate with this arts organization that brings wonderful live performances to the audiences of Maryland. It is through the joining of hands and hearts with our sibling organizations that Music and Art will continue to flourish in our community!