Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Maryland Opera Studio presents Four Freedoms at Clarice Smith, Feb 14

Opera New Work Reading: Four Freedoms
Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 14, 2020 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion, general admission.

Inspired by FDR’s 1941 State of the Union address — the “Four Freedoms” speech — Joseph C. Phillips, Jr.’s new opera explores these four philosophical pillars and our relationship to them now.

The New Work Reading marks the premiere of the winning piece from the fourth annual UMD Opera Composition Contest. The School of Music’s Maryland Opera Studio and The Clarice’s Artist Partner Program established the UMD Opera Composition Contest in 2016 as part of their ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work that addresses socially relevant themes. Information about winning artists will be announced in the fall.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required. Click here.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, May 2-3

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, May 2-3

Opera Scene Study

May 2 & 3, 2019 . 7:30 PM
Thu, May 2, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 3, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

First-year Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) students demonstrate their talent in this showcase featuring duet 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.

MOS is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from the classic repertoire to provocative new works, MOS is building audiences and advancing the art that sustains them.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 25, 12:30pm

Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 25, 12:30pm

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: Opera al Fresco

Thursday, April 25, 2019. 12:30pm

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion

A casual preview of the Maryland Opera Studio’s scene study performances in The Clarice’s expansive Grand Pavilion.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-20

Kurt Weill Festival: Street Scene at Clarice Smith, Apr 12-20

Kurt Weill Festival:

Street Scene
Kurt Weill, composer
Elmer Rice and Langston Hughes, librettists

April 12 – April 20, 2019

Fri, Apr 12, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 14, 2019 . 3:00PM
Wed, Apr 17, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

The Maryland Opera Studio presents Weill’s Street Scene, a work that brilliantly combines elements of opera and musical theater and that is widely acknowledged as one of the composer’s masterpieces. Set in a crowded tenement in 1940s New York City, the opera portrays life among a diverse group of working-class immigrants and the climactic events of one sweltering summer day. Based on a story by Elmer Rice with lyrics by Langston Hughes, Street Scene addresses social justice issues, race and the complexity of human relationships.

Sung in English with supertitles.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth Free. Click here.

Kurt Weill Festival: Zaubernacht & Mahagonny Songspiel at Clarice Smith, Apr 5-11

Kurt Weill Festival: Zaubernacht & Mahagonny Songspiel at Clarice Smith, Apr 5-11

Kurt Weill Festival: Zaubernacht & Mahagonny Songspiel

Zaubernacht
Kurt Weill, composer
Wladimir Boritsch, librettist

Mahagonny Songspiel
Kurt Weill, composer
Bertolt Brecht, librettist

April 5 – 11, 2019

Fri, Apr 5, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 . 3:00PM
Tue, Apr 9, 2019 . 7:30PM
Thu, Apr 11, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre.

The Maryland Opera Studio juxtaposes two of Weill’s earliest works for the stage — Zaubernacht (1922) and Mahagonny Songspiel(1927). An enchanting work about two small children whose toys come to life, Zaubernacht (1922) also features a dance portion that will be performed by TDPS students. Mahagonny Songspiel (1927) is a scenic cantata set in a fictitious American town and marks the beginning of Weill’s collaboration with Bertolt Brecht.

Tickets: General admission $25, Students/Youth Free. Click here.