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.

The Rape of Lucretia at Clarice Smith, Nov 18-22

The Rape of Lucretia at Clarice Smith, Nov 18-22

Maryland Opera Studio
The Rape of Lucretia
Conductor Craig Kier
Director Amanda Consol
November 18-22, 2016

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 . 7:30PM
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 . 7:30PM

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

The ancient Roman tale of the violation of the virtuous Lucretia by the vicious Tarquinius receives a haunting treatment as two modern observers, one male and one female, attempt to interpret the events even as they unfold. The pair seeks to find spiritual meaning and redemption in a hellish act of violence.

Britten composed The Rape of Lucretia in 1946, in a world still reeling from the horrors of World War II. The opera continues to resonate today as we face a rising surge of violence throughout the world.

A chamber opera, written for a small orchestra and cast, The Rape of Lucretia is perfectly suited for the Maryland Opera Studio’s fall production, which uses minimal scenic and costume elements to focus the storytelling on the singers’ voices and acting.

Tickets: General Public $25, Student/Youth $10, NextLEVEL $20. Buy tickets here.

Cosi Fan Tutte at Clarice Smith, Nov 21-25

Cosi Fan Tutte at Clarice Smith, Nov 21-25

Maryland Opera Studio presents Cosi Fan Tutte
November 21-25, 2014
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Lorenzo de Ponte
Conductor Craig Kier
Director Nick Olcott

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

Fri, Nov 21, 2014 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 . 7:30PM
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 . 7:30PM

Tickets: Regular: $25, Student: $10, NextLEVEL (Limit 2 per show): Regular: $20

Description: Does fidelity exist? When a cynical old bachelor convinces two young soldiers to test the fidelity of their fiancés, comedy comes close to catastrophe and reveals the flaws of human nature.