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.

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series at Clarice Smith, May 6 & 7, In person

TDPS Experimental Performance Series
Title TBD written and directed by Jordan Resnick, B.A. Theatre ’22
Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach (B.A. Theatre ’21), Natalia Corvoisier (B.A. Theatre ’22) and Layali Aljirafi (B.A. Theatre ’23)

May 6 & 7, 2022
Fri, May 6, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 7, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

Sacred Spaces written and directed by Jordan Resnick

This live theater piece prompts audiences to reflect on our contemporary relationship with technology and mass media. It asks: How will a generation raised on computer screens and divided by algorithms turn out? How can we break down these barriers to have more open conversations about how our opinions are formed? Resnick presents theater as a medium for social change, urging audiences to action.

Title TBD produced by Alie Karambach, Natalia Corvoisier and Layali Aljirafi

Title TBD is a devised theatrical celebration of, for and by students of color and queer students. This work follows the structure of the Neo-Futurists’ Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, with 15 two-minute plays, in an order chosen by the audience. The production arises from an inclusive and collaborative devising process that invites marginalized groups who are often forgotten or silenced in traditional white American theater to express themselves.

Note: Tickets will be available one week before the first show.

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, tickets required. 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.

Stick Fly at Clarice Smith, Apr 15-24, In person

Stick Fly at Clarice Smith, Apr 15-24, In person

Stick Fly
By Lydia R. Diamond
KenYatta Rogers, director

April 15-24, 2022
Fri, Apr 15, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 . 2:00PM
Sat, Apr 16, 2022 . 7:30PM
Wed, Apr 20, 2022 . 7:30PM
Thu, Apr 21, 2022 . 7:30PM
Fri, Apr 22, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 24, 2022 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

This comedy drama by Lydia R. Diamond explores issues of race and class privilege through the story of the LeVays, a wealthy African American family vacationing at their home in Martha’s Vineyard. Set by the beach, Stick Fly reflects the shifting sands of power dynamics as the family negotiates difficult conversations and finds the language to communicate with loved ones.

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.

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.