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about us

You cannot have a great city or state without great culture. Opera is a cultural gem, built on generations of rich history, steeped in traditions of artistic excellence, and beloved by passionate audiences.


Maryland Opera celebrates opera and is committed to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout the state of Maryland.


Maryland Opera offers quality opera performances, innovative artistry, support for social awareness and change, education and outreach programming, commitment to underserved communities, and a vehicle for talented young vocalists to follow their dreams. Dedicated to long-term financial sustainability, Maryland Opera aspires to become the premier opera organization in Maryland!

Our Core Values



Incorporating innovative and creative elements and techniques, new technology, socially relevant programming, and respect for audience engagement and preferences.


Accessibility centered on reasonably priced performances presented in a wide range of venues.


Committed to fiscal responsibility and accountability, together with public transparency.


Offering high quality productions, performed by notable and exciting operatic talent.


Embracing the diversity in communities throughout Maryland to build strong connections between people of all ages and cultures.

Education & Outreach

Investing in opera education and appreciation as a powerful vehicle for social change and awareness, with a special focus on underserved youth and their communities.

I have been recording performances for Jim Harp and his opera companies for over twenty years. I especially liked his summer opera camps and their presentations. I look forward to working with his new group this summer.”


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