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Maryland Opera Studio to Premiere University of MD’s Opera Composition Contest Winner ‘The Young King’ on Friday, 2/10@7:30 PM at The Clarice

The first-year members of the Maryland Opera Studio present a semi-staged New Work Reading every year, but this year’s reading is unique. On February 10, the Maryland Opera Studio premieres the winning composition of the inaugural University of Maryland (UMD) Opera Composition Contest: Martin Hennessy and librettist Tom Rowan’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story The Young […]

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Review: ‘The Rape of Lucretia’ by the Maryland Opera Studio at The Clarice

There’s a saying that says, “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia most definitely fulfills that second requirement. Based on the myth popularized by Roman historian Livy, among others, this 1946 chamber opera is challenging to watch. The Maryland Opera Studio, under the direction of Amanda Consol, gave […]

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‘Crime and Punishment’ at Maryland Opera Studio at The Clarice

The many faces of “Crime and Punishment”at Maryland Opera Studio  Part of the beauty of performing opera is having the opportunity to make a role one’s own. To make sure the nine second-year students each had that opportunity, the Maryland Opera Studio performed a triple bill this spring. Rooted in classical comedy, Surrealism and American Realism, […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 11/27/14-Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our new list of Scene Stealers honorees for the week ending 11/27/14.  ______ Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, Singing “Not While I’m Around” at Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Act Two @ Levine “Another standout on opening night was Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, who works for […]

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‘Die Zauberflöte’ (‘The Magic Flute’) at U of MD’s Maryland Opera Studio

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is widely considered to be Mozart’s masterpiece, a label which brings with it high expectations. Fortunately, those expectations were more than amply fulfilled in the University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio production of Die Zauberflöte . Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) tells the story of a young prince,Tamino (Yoni Rose), […]

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