PAST Performances

Summer 2020

Arias Alfresco at St. Francis Xavier

August 8, 2020



"Ain't it a pretty night" from Susannah

"Cruda sorte" from L'italiana in Algeri

"Casta Diva" from Norma

"Cortigiani" from Rigoletto

"Habanera" from Carmen

"Toreador Song" from Carmen

"The Jewel Song" from Faust

"Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Samson et Dalila

"Un bel dì" from Madama Butterfly

"Be My Love" from The Toast of New Orleans

"I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story

"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific

"Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz

He's Got the Whole World in His Hand arr. Margaret Bonds

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel


Christine Lyons, soprano

Taylor Boykins, mezzo-soprano

Tim Mix, baritone

James Harp, piano

Arias Alfresco at Boordy Vineyards

July 24, 2020



"Brindisi" from La Traviata

"Non più andrai" from Le nozze di Figaro

"Dich teure Halle" from Tannhäuser

"Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther

"Épouse quelque brave fille" from Manon

"Lensky's Aria" from Eugene Onegin

"In questa reggia" from Turandot

"Blues" from Street Scene

"Lost in the Stars" from Lost in the Stars

"Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiß" from Giuditta

"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific

"Vissi d'arte" from Tosca

"Nessun dorma" from Turandot

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel



Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano

Yi Li, tenor

Jarrod Lee, baritone

James Harp, piano

2019-2020 Season


Passion at the Pendry “French Fantasies”

February 14 & 16, 2020

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore



Thaïs – Act 2, Scene 1

Samson et Dalila – Aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix”

Manon – Act 3, Scene 2 (St. Sulpice Scene)

Esclarmonde – Finale of Act 1 (Incantation Scene)


Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Act 3 (The Venetian Act)



Alexandra Batsios – Thaïs, Esclarmonde

Jason Lee Berger – Nicias, Pittichinaccio

Won Whi Choi – Le Chevalier des Grieux, Hoffmann

Inna Dukach – Manon, Giulietta

Jeffrey Grayson Gates - Schlemil

Katelyn Jackman – Dalila, Parséïs, Nicklausse

Mark Walters – Athanaël, Dappertutto


Viva Verismo

November 22 & 24, 2019

The Cambridge School



Cavalleria Rusticana 

    - Intermezzo

    - Santuzza/Turridu Duet “Tu qui, Santuzza?”

Tosca – Act 2



     - Prologue

     - Finale of Act 1 (The “Ballatella” through “Vesti la giubba”)

L’Arlesiana – Lamento di Federico

Adriana Lecouvreur – Acerba voluttà

Andrea Chénier – Nemico della patria; Final Duet “Vicino a te”



Colleen Daly - Nedda

Peter Scott Drackley – Turiddu, Canio

Stephen Gaertner – Baron Vitellio Scarpia, Tonio, Gerard

Grace Hebeisen – Lola

Hakeem Henderson – Spoletta, Beppe

Katelyn Jackman – Santuzza, The Princess de Bouillon

Amy Shoremount-Obra – Floria Tosca, Maddalena de Coigny

Dane Suarez – Mario Cavaradossi, Federico, Andrea Chénier

James Wright – Sciarrone, Silvio


2018-2019 Season

Puccini at the Pendry

April 7, 2019

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore



La Bohème

    - Act 1 Finale

    - Act 2 Quando m'en vo

    - Act 3 Complete


    - Act 1 "Recondita armonia" and Love Duet; Instrumental Interlude

    - Act 2 "Vissi d'arte"

    - Act 3 Opening and Shepherd's Song; Finale

Edgar - Act 1 "Questo amor"


     - Act 2 "In questa reggia";

     - Act 3 "Nessun dorma"


Elizabeth Caballero - Mimì

Colleen Daly - Musetta

Kirk Dougherty - Rodolfo, Calaf

Samual Keeler - Spoletta

John Allen Nelson - Marcello, Angelotti, Sciarrone, Frank

Amy Shoremount-Obra - Tosca, Turandot


Verdi in the Valley

February 3, 2019

Inscape Theatre at Stevenson University



La traviata – Act 1 - Brindisi; Un dì felice;

                     È strano...Ah, fors'è lui...Sempre libera

Rigoletto – Act 3 complete

Otello – Act 1 Love Duet; Act 2 – Sì, pel ciel; Act 4 complete

Nabucco – Va, pensiero


Jennifer Forni - Violetta, Desdemona

Rachele Gilmore - Gilda

Kate Jackman - Maddalena, Emilia

Samual Keeler - Cassio

Kenneth Kellogg - Sparafucile, Montano

Limmie Pulliam - Otello

Todd Thomas - Rigoletto, Iago

Dinyar Vania - Alfredo, The Duke of Mantua


In keeping with Maryland Opera's commitment to the health and safety of our patrons and in accordance with state mandated closures, we were forced to postpone our season finale production, "Bravissimo Bel Canto," originally scheduled for April 26.  


We still look forward to presenting this glorious program featuring selections from Italian operas including Norma, Lucia di Lammermoor, and I Puritani.  This inspiring program will be rescheduled when state and local officials and prevailing health conditions make it safe to welcome our audiences back.  We will communicate that here, as well as via our email list and Facebook page.  (Not sure if you're on our email list?  contact and we'll be happy to add you!)

In the meantime, click below to see video from past performance, our education outreach programs, and virtual selections presented right from our singers' homes.  






Please check back here for updates as we'll soon be announcing the exciting and innovative presentations we are preparing to bring the glory of opera to those who long for it and all led by Maryland Opera's famed Artistic Director James Harp!

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