Category Archives: Operas & Events

  • Changing an Opera’s Setting – a Good or a Bad Idea?


    Salute Signore e Signori, Many modern stage directors take a direction in producing opera performances that I want to take issue with: namely the way they significantly change a composer’s (and librettist’s) settings and even the plots of standard operas. I recently saw a performance of Verdi’s Rigoletto in which the action was transferred from […]

  • Did You Know? : Opera Dress Code


    It’s not all ball gowns and tuxedos at performance of the Annapolis Opera!  You can wear what you would wear out to dinner on a Saturday night or to church on a Sunday morning!  Yes there will be some very formal attire, but it will be mixed in with suits and business casual alike. Just […]

  • What is a “Singable Feast”?


    There’s nothing quite like picking out that perfect playlist for a dinner party. Cocktails with Puccini? Entrees with Verdi? Dessert with Mozart? Delicious. But have you ever thought about picking the perfect dinner party for the playlist? Don’t worry we have! Planning for the third annual Singable Feast is under way here at the Annapolis […]