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.

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.

Owen Wingrave at Clarice Smith, Jun 6-8, Online and In-person

Owen Wingrave at Clarice Smith, Jun 6-8, Online and In-person

NOI Philharmonic & Maryland Opera Studio: Owen Wingrave – VIRTUAL
Sunday, June 6 & Tuesday, June 8, 2021 . 7PM EDT

Sun, Jun 6, 2021 . 07:00PM to 09:00PM
Tue, Jun 8, 2021 . 07:00PM to 09:00PM

Craig Kier, conductor
Amanda Consol, director
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic
Maryland Opera Studio Series:
2021 National Orchestral Institute + Festival

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Juxtaposing his pacifist beliefs against his family’s military traditions, a young man finds himself leaving his training to confront his family in Benjamin Britten’s hauntingly intense opera Owen Wingrave. As Wingrave seeks to prove his courage, he unknowingly veers toward a collision against fate, leading to unexpected consequences.

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.

This performance is part of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F). A program of the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, NOI+F trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Musicians are chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process. Every year, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Program:
Owen Wingrave, Op. 85
Benjamin Britten, composer
Myfanwy Piper, librettist
Performed in English with subtitles.

Tickets: $15 per household virtual. Click here.

Tickets: $25 per person in-person. Click here.

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.