The Maryland Opera returns for a fifth season in November
Maryland Opera will kick off its fifth season in November with a performance of “Ritorna Vincitor.”
James Harp, artistic director of the opera company, said the opera had withstood the pandemic and was alive and well.
“How exciting to be ‘back’ in the programming of our great masters who reflect the great heritage of grand opera!” Harp said in a statement. “As we have seen during this period of isolation and deprivation, opera and art have not died but have only redefined themselves as truly immortal! We still yearn for the pathos of Mimì, the heroism of Brünhilde, the intrigue of Tosca, the bravado of Escamillo, the glamor of Turandot, and the list goes on and on. Join us as we present wonderful and innovative programming that is sure to touch your hearts and souls!
The “Ritorna Vincitor” show will take place on November 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer on Charles Street. Tickets are $50.
The following month, the opera company will present a holiday-themed program with selections from “Hansel and Gretel.” The “Sounds of the Season” program will take place December 16 at 7 p.m. at Boordy Vineyards and December 18 at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Tickets are $20.
In February and March, Maryland Opera will present its “Heritage Series” to celebrate the contributions of its supporters. The performances will include a large repertoire of opera and operetta, semi-staged and accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Tickets are $25.
A show celebrating supporters Allan and Claire Jensen will be held Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
Then, on March 26, they will hold a performance celebrating supporters Malcolm and Sandra Berman at 3 p.m. at Beth El Congregation.
Rounding out the season, Maryland Opera will perform “Bravissimo Bel Canto,” featuring scenes from “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “I Puritani,” and “Norma.” The performance will take place on April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer. Tickets are $50.
The public can purchase tickets at www.marylandopera.org or by phone at 484-678-6041. Tickets may also be available at the door the day of the show, but Maryland Opera recommends ordering in advance due to limited seating.