Maryland Opera Studio present Ariodante at Clarice Smith, Nov 21-25

Maryland Opera Studio present Ariodante at Clarice Smith, Nov 21-25

Ariodante
Maryland Opera Studio
George Frideric Handel, composer
Antonio Salvi after Ludovico Ariosto, librettist
Craig Kier, conductor
Garnett Bruce, stage director

November 21 – 25, 2019

Thu, Nov 21, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 24, 2019 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 25, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, reserved seating.

Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) presents Ariodante. After its initial debut, this early 18th century opera by George Frideric Handel fell into oblivion for two centuries. Rediscovered in the 1970s, Ariodante is now considered a Baroque masterpiece for its emotionally evocative arias. Don’t miss this story of royalty, love and intrigue.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Join the free Opera Resonates discussion in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at The Clarice at 1:30PM before the Sunday performance at 3PM.

The fall opera has charmingly become known as the “white opera” since the performers wear simplified white muslin period costumes. The white 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 M.F.A. design students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. Under the direction of Craig Kier, the MOS 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, they are building audiences and advancing the art that sustains them.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini at Clarice Smith, Jun 7 & 9

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini at Clarice Smith, Jun 7 & 9

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Puccini

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Jun 9, 2019 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Kay Theatre, reserved.

Maryland Lyric Opera presents an evening of excerpts from three of Puccini’s most beloved operas; La boheme, Tosca, & Madama Butterfly. The 50-member MDLO Orchestra joins the singers on stage. The performance is hosted by MDLO Music Director Louis Salemno. Join us as we take you inside these emotion filled classics.

Maria Natale, soprano
Youna Hartgraves, soprano
Yongxi Chen, tenor
Mauricio Miranda, tenor
SeungHyeon Baek, baritone

The Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra, Louis Salemno, Conductor.

Tickets: Students $10; Others: $25 to $60. Click here.

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi at Clarice Smith, May 18-19

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi at Clarice Smith, May 18-19

Maryland Lyric Opera: An Evening of Verdi

Sat, May 18, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, May 19, 2019 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Kay Theatre, reserved.

Maryland Lyric Opera presents an evening of excerpts from three of Verdi’s most celebrated operas; Il Trovatore, La traviata, & Rigoletto. 50 members of The MDLO Orchestra join the singers on stage for performances hosted by MDLO Music Director Louis Salemno. Join us as we take you inside these timeless dramas.

Javier Arrey, baritone
Nayoung Ban, soprano
Marco Cammarota, tenor
Yongxi Chen, tenor
Daryl Freedman, mezzo-soprano
Raquel Gonzalez, soprano

The Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra, Louis Salemno, Conductor.

Tickets: Students $10; Others: $25 to $60. Click here.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, May 2-3

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, May 2-3

Opera Scene Study

May 2 & 3, 2019 . 7:30 PM
Thu, May 2, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 3, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

First-year Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) students demonstrate their talent in this showcase featuring duet 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.

MOS is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from the classic repertoire to provocative new works, MOS is building audiences and advancing the art that sustains them.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 25, 12:30pm

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 25, 12:30pm

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: Opera al Fresco

Thursday, April 25, 2019. 12:30pm

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion

A casual preview of the Maryland Opera Studio’s scene study performances in The Clarice’s expansive Grand Pavilion.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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