World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lyric Opera Baltimore

Article Id: WHEBN0035579185
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lyric Opera Baltimore  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Baltimore, Timeline of Baltimore
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lyric Opera Baltimore

Lyric Opera Baltimore is an American opera company based in Baltimore, Maryland. The group performed its inaugural season in 2011, bringing opera back to the Lyric Opera House after the 2009 bankruptcy filing of the now-defunct Baltimore Opera Company. The company has become known for its espousal of American singers and its commitment to education and outreach.

Lyric Opera Baltimore performs in Baltimore's historic Lyric Opera House, now called the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. James Harp, formerly the Artistic Administrator of the Baltimore Opera Company, was named the Artistic Director of Lyric Opera Baltimore and is credited with being the prime force in the regeneration of opera in Baltimore.

Another company, Baltimore Opera Theatre, had already resurrected opera in the city shortly after the bankruptcy, albeit at a venue closer to the city's business district, but this company is no longer producing operas. A number of smaller companies have also produced operas in Baltimore, on various scales. [1]

The first season (2011–12) consisted of La traviata (with Elizabeth Futral and Eric Margiore), Le nozze di Figaro (directed by Bernard Uzan), and Faust (starring Stefania Dovhan and Bryan Hymel). In partnership with the Peabody Institute, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress was also staged.

It was announced in early 2012 that Lyric Opera Baltimore would plan to stage three operas in its second season, including one in partnership with the nearby Peabody Institute. [2]

The 2012-13 season featured La bohème (with Anna Samuil and Timothy Mix), Don Giovanni (in conjunction with the Peabody Institute), and Rigoletto (starring Stephen Powell and Bryan Hymel). A "Bravissimo Bel Canto" concert was presented in April 2013 which featured noted soloists including Alek Shrader and Daniela Mack.

In addition to the Peabody team-up, the newer version of the opera company has become more partnership-oriented in the pit as well. While the old Baltimore Opera Company always played with its own ensemble, some performances of the new company have feature the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the pit. (Other performances have used the Concert Artists of Baltimore orchestra, many members of which had previous BOC pit experience.)

The 2013-2014 season consists of Tosca (starring Jill Gardner and Raymond Aceto, with stage direction by Artistic Director James Harp), The Dialogues of the Carmelites (in conjunction with the Peabody Institute), an evening of French Grand Opera (starring Nicole Cabell and Stephen Costello), and Nabucco (with Michael Chioldi and Francesca Mondanaro).

References

  1. ^ Tim Smith (23 October 2010). "Baltimore Opera | Opera rebounds in Baltimore". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Tim Smith, "Clef Notes and Drama Queens: Lyric Opera Baltimore cuts back for second season", The Baltimore Sun, 20 April 2012, on weblogs.baltimoresun.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

External links

  • Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.