PAST Performances

2020-2021 Season

Opera in October at St. Francis Xavier

October 18, 2020

 

Program

"Una voce poco fa" from Il barbiere di Siviglia

"Per me giunto" from Don Carlo

"Follie...Sempre libera" from La traviata

"Séguidille" from Carmen

"O vin dissipe la tristesse" from Hamlet

"Depuis le jour" from Louise

"Onegin's Aria" from Eugene Onegin

"O patria mia" from Aida

"Can't Help Loving' Dat Man" from Showboat

"All the Things You Are" 

"Embraceable You"

"Vissi d'arte" from Tosca

"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific

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

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel

Cast

Rochelle Bard, soprano

Chrystal Williams, mezzo-soprano

Trevor Scheunemann, baritone

James Harp, piano

Opera in October at Turf Valley

October 14, 2020

 

Program

"Brindisi" from La traviata

"Avant de quitter ces lieux" from Faust

"The Jewel Song" from Faust

"The Toreador Song" from Carmen

"Una furtiva lagrima" from L'elisir d'amore

"Casta Diva" from Norma

"Eri tu" from Un ballo in maschera

"La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto

"Vissi d'arte" from Tosca

"Maria" from West Side Story

"The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha

"If I Loved You" from Carousel

"Nessun dorma" from Turandot

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel

Cast

Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano

Gabriel Hernandez, tenor

Daniel Rich, baritone

James Harp, piano

Opera in October at Boordy Vineyards

October 4, 2020

 

Program

"Brindisi" from La traviata

"Ah! Je veux vivre" from Roméo et Juliette

"The Flower Song" from Carmen

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

"Quando m'en vo'" from La Bohème

"È la solita storia del pastore" from L'arlesiana 

"O don fatale" from Don Carlo

"The Flower Duet" from Lakmé

"Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther

"Mein Herr Marquis" from Die Fledermaus

"Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music

"Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" by Duke Ellington

"Nessun dorma" from Turandot

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel

Cast

Melissa Wimbish, soprano

Kate Jackman, mezzo-soprano

Yi Li, tenor

James Harp, piano

Summer 2020

Arias Alfresco at St. Francis Xavier

August 8, 2020

 

Program

"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 à 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

Cast

Christine Lyons, soprano

Taylor Boykins, mezzo-soprano

Tim Mix, baritone

James Harp, piano

Arias Alfresco at Boordy Vineyards

July 24, 2020

 

Program

"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

 

Cast

Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano

Yi Li, tenor

Jarrod Lee, baritone

James Harp, piano

2019-2020 Season

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Passion at the Pendry “French Fantasies”

February 14 & 16, 2020

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

 

Program

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)

 

Cast

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

INTERMISSION

Viva Verismo

November 22 & 24, 2019

The Cambridge School

 

Program

Cavalleria Rusticana 

    - Intermezzo

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

Tosca – Act 2

                                   

Pagliacci 

     - 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”

 

Cast

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

INTERMISSION

2018-2019 Season

Puccini at the Pendry

April 7, 2019

The Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

 

Program

La Bohème

    - Act 1 Finale

    - Act 2 Quando m'en vo

    - Act 3 Complete

Tosca

    - 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"

Turandot

     - Act 2 "In questa reggia";

     - Act 3 "Nessun dorma"

Cast

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

INTERMISSION

Verdi in the Valley

February 3, 2019

Inscape Theatre at Stevenson University

 

Program

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

Cast

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

INTERMISSION

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 info@marylandopera.org 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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