The Marriage of Figaro at Clarice Smith, Jun 29-Jul 3

The Marriage of Figaro at Clarice Smith, Jun 29-Jul 3

Maryland Lyric Opera:
The Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

June 29 – July 3, 2022
Wed, Jun 29, 2022 . 07:00PM to 10:15PM
Fri, Jul 1, 2022 . 07:00PM to 10:15PM
Sun, Jul 3, 2022 . 02:00PM to 05:15PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Maryland Lyric Opera makes a triumphant return to fully staged performances with one of opera’s most popular musical comedies: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, June 29 through July 3, 2022.

Presented in an inventive and stylish period production on the intimate stage of the Kay Theatre in The Clarice at the University of Maryland, the opera tells an upstairs/downstairs story of love and all of its hijinks – from lust to betrayal to forgiveness – all set to some of the most beautiful and indelible music ever written. Conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno and directed for the stage by David Gately, this classic remains every bit as relevant today as it was Mozart’s time – perfect for opera lovers and those who are new to opera alike.

The cast features Hunter Enoch as Figaro, Nayoung Ban as Susanna, Javier Arrey as the Count, Mary Feminear as the Countess, Allegra De Vita as Cherubino, and Kenneth Kellogg as Dr. Bartolo.

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles.

Health + Safety: Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Parking Notice: Stadium Drive Garage will be closed over the summer. Free parking will be available in Lots 1/Z, the large surface lots just beyond The Clarice. A shuttle service from Lot 1 to The Clarice will be available before and after the opera.

Tickets: $25 to $60 reserved seating. Students: $10. Click here.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, Apr 28-29, In person

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, Apr 28-29, In person

Maryland Opera Studio
Opera Scene Study
April 28-29 7:30PM

Thu, Apr 28, 2022 . 07:30PM to 08:30PM
Fri, Apr 29, 2022 . 07:30PM to 08:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

First-year Maryland Opera Studio students demonstrate their talent in this showcase featuring scenes from a wide operatic repertory. To keep the focus on beautiful, pure sounds and vivid acting, the performance is accompanied only by piano and minimal props.

About the Maryland Opera Studio:

Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art that sustains them.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Later the Same Evening at Clarice Smith, Apr 8-16, In person

Maryland Opera Studio presents Later the Same Evening at Clarice Smith, Apr 8-16, In person

Later the Same Evening
Maryland Opera Studio
John Musto, composer
Mark Campbell, librettist
Craig Kier, conductor
David Lefkowich, director

April 8-16, 2022
Fri, Apr 8, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 10, 2022 . 3:00PM
Wed, Apr 13, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

In a reimagining of Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer John Musto’s one-act opera, which first premiered at The Clarice in 2007 in a joint project with the National Gallery of Art, audiences are transported to 1932 New York City for one extended evening. Co-commissioned by the UMD School of Music and The Clarice, Later the Same Evening is inspired by figures in five Edward Hopper paintings of Manhattan: “Room in New York” (1932), “Hotel Window” (1955), “Hotel Room” (1931), “Two on the Aisle” (1927) and “Automat” (1927). As the opera unfolds, the characters from the paintings vividly come to life to intertwine in interesting ways centered around the solitude that a large, bustling city can invoke.

About the Maryland Opera Studio: Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art that sustains them.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Pay what you wish, tickets required. Click here.

Operaterps present Speed Dating Tonight! at Clarice Smith, Feb 4-5, Online or In person

Operaterps present Speed Dating Tonight! at Clarice Smith, Feb 4-5, Online or In person

OperaTerps present:
Speed Dating Tonight!
Friday, February 4, 2022 • 7:30PM
Saturday, February 5, 2022 • 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online or in Person.

Join us in person at The Clarice or watch the livestream from the comfort of your home.

With words and music by Michael Ching and conceived by Dean Anthony, Speed Dating Tonight! is a one-act comic opera that explores the human desire for connection. We meet many different characters, some bold, some shy, some ready to start a relationship, and some just getting over their exes. The opera is made up of 90-second dates that give us a peek into each character’s life as they try to find their perfect match.

OperaTerps is a student-led ensemble affiliated with the UMD School of Music. This production is generously sponsored by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Operaterps, Speed Dating Tonight!

Mozart’s Die Zauberflote at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21, In person

Mozart’s Die Zauberflote at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21, In person

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Maryland Opera Studio
W.A. Mozart, composer
Emanuel Schikaneder, librettist
Craig Kier, conductor
Amanda Consol, director

November 17-21, 2021
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 . 07:30PM to 10:00PM
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 . 07:30PM to 10:00PM
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 . 07:30PM to 10:00PM
Sun, Nov 21, 2021 . 03:00PM to 05:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

In Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Mozart’s miraculous blend of the human and the supernatural, comedy and romance, draws us into a world where a prince, Tamino, and a princess, Pamina, triumph over every obstacle in their search for wisdom and enlightenment and are finally united in love. With an enduring love story at its heart, plus complex villains and an unforgettable comic sidekick in Papageno, Die Zauberflöte weaves an enchanting tale from start to finish. Sung in German with English supertitles.

Pared down to simplified costumes and minimal production, the fall opera is the art form at its most elemental: the singer, the story and the music take center stage. In addition to the MOS singers, this performance features undergraduate students from UMD Choral Activities and the work of M.F.A. design students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

About the Maryland Opera Studio:
Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art that sustains them.

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested price: $20 Regular, $10 Student. Click here.