Maryland Opera Studio and Clarice Smith present Make Our Garden Grow on Youtube

Maryland Opera Studio and Clarice Smith present Make Our Garden Grow on Youtube

Clarice Smith and
Maryland Opera Studio present

Make our Garden Grow
From Candide
By Leonard Bernstein

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Youtube. Click here.

Beginning June 26, 2020

School of Music opera singers virtually perform Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide.”
With their in-person performance for outgoing UMD President Wallace Loh canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, singers from the Maryland Opera Studio came together for a virtual farewell to thank him for ten years of support and patronage.

Video editing by David Andrews.

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents:
Leonore
Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer
Joseph Sonnleithner, Librettist
Ryan Brown, Conductor

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

The centerpiece of Opera Lafayette’s 25th-anniversary season is Beethoven’s Leonore (1805), the composer’s first version of his opera Fidelio. The company’s first opera sung in German and its largest production to date, these performances are the culmination of Opera Lafayette’s Leonore Project, which aims to recapture the origins of this touchstone of the operatic canon.

The story of bravery and injustice speaks to us today. A wife disguised as a man seeks to rescue her husband, wrongfully imprisoned and awaiting his death. The score, filled with heartbreaking arias, delightful love duets, and transcendent choral and instrumental works, is recognized as among the most powerful opera compositions.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Opera New Work Reading: Four Freedoms
Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 14, 2020 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion, general admission.

Inspired by FDR’s 1941 State of the Union address — the “Four Freedoms” speech — Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.’s new opera explores these four philosophical pillars and our relationship to them now.

The New Work Reading marks the premiere of the winning piece from the fourth annual UMD Opera Composition Contest. The School of Music’s Maryland Opera Studio and The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program established the UMD Opera Composition Contest in 2016 as part of their ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work that addresses socially relevant themes. Information about winning artists will be announced in the fall.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley at Clarice Smith, Feb 7 & 9

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley at Clarice Smith, Feb 7 & 9

Opera Double Bill: Signor Deluso & Down in the Valley
by OperaTerps
February 7 & 9, 2020 . 8PM

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 . 8:00PM
Sun, Feb 9, 2020 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, general admission.

OperaTerps presents a double bill of Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso and Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley. As the School of Music’s first student-run opera company, OperaTerps provides undergraduate musicians the opportunity to participate in a major musical undertaking while enriching cultural life on campus and in the College Park community.

Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Thais at Clarice Smith, Jan 30-Feb 1

Thais at Clarice Smith, Jan 30-Feb 1

Maryland Lyric Opera presents
Thaïs
by Jules Massanet

Thu, Jan 30, 2020 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 1, 2020 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

A new production of Massenet’s rarely produced Thaïs. Claudia Zahn directs this new production in collaboration with scenic and lighting designer Harry Feiner. Sarah Joy Miller, a rising American soprano who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last season, sings the iconic title role. Louis Otey co-stars as Athanaël, and MDLO Young Artist Institute alumni Joseph Michael Brent, Hunter Enoch, Caroline Hewitt, Sarah Joyce Cooper, and Hayan Kim round out the cast. Music Director Louis Salemno leads the MDLO Orchestra interpreting Massenet’s powerful score.

Tickets: $10 to $75. Click here.