Maryland Opera Studio presents Dialogues Des Carmelites at Clarice Smith, Apr 14-22

Maryland Opera Studio presents Dialogues Des Carmelites at Clarice Smith, Apr 14-22

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES
Francis Poulenc, composer and librettist

April 14 – 22, 2018

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc’s opera explores religious devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student / Youth $10

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Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Town Hall
Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, General Admission.

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage.

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

Free, no tickets required.

Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio: La Clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Caterino Mazzolà, librettist

November 17, 19, 20 & 21, 2017

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 . 7:30PM
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer’s death, La Clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25, Student/Youth: $10

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Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio: New Work Reading of Town Hall

Saturday, September 16, 2017 . 6 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their Senator questions about the politics of the day. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage, and forces a young intern to live-stream the proceedings on social media. Theo Popov (composer) and E.M. Lewis (librettist) are recipients of the Second Annual Opera Composition Commission, a partnership between the Maryland Opera Studio and the Artist Partner Program of The Clarice that supports the creation of new opera work. This performance is a preview of the completed work, which will premiere in February 2018.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.

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Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, Apr 27 & 28

Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, Apr 27 & 28

Opera Scene Study
April 27 & 28, 2017 . 7:30PM

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 . 7:30PM

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

After a year of deconstructing their craft and sculpting it from the ground up, Maryland Opera Studio first-year students are paired in operatic scenes from a wide variety of repertory. Accompanied only by piano and minimal props, these performances give our young artists a chance to shine in the purest of forms.

Free, no tickets required.