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.

Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 20, 12:30pm

Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 20, 12:30pm

Opera al Fresco
(abridged scenes)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 . 12:30PM

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 . 12:30PM

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

Opera abridged scenes in the Grand Pavilion of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Free, no tickets required.

The Orpheus Adventure at Clarice Smith, Apr 7-15

The Orpheus Adventure at Clarice Smith, Apr 7-15

Maryland Opera Studio
The Orpheus Adventure
Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and
Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers
April 7-15, 2017

Fri, Apr 7, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 . 3:00PM
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 . 7:30PM

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

The Maryland Opera Studio pairs two radically different tellings of the Orpheus myth ­— Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers ­— in their fully produced Spring opera. In Gluck’s version, Orpheus, the greatest musician the world has ever known, receives permission from the gods to venture into Hades and bring his beloved Eurydice back from death, but with a cruel stipulation that leads to tragedy.

Offenbach turns the tragic tale on its head; the mythic lovers are a wrangling pair of dissatisfied newlyweds. Orpheus’ music gets on Eurydice’s nerves, and she’s willing to die and go to Hell when a handsome shepherd (really Pluto in disguise) offers her the trip. Only Public Opinion forces Orpheus to seek permission from the gods to follow her.

A full orchestra and large cast of singers and dancers bring this double spectacle to life with beautiful lighting, costumes and sets, an annual collaboration between the School of Music and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies.

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