• Big Changes Coming This Summer at Maryland Hall!


      THEATRE RENOVATION IN SUMMER 2014 IS NEXT PHASE OF MARYLAND HALL TRANSFORMATION PROJECT NNAPOLIS—The Board of Directors of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (MHCA) voted this month to approve the first phase of an $18 million renovation project to modernize and improve the performing arts wing at Maryland Hall. The first phase of […]

  • Royal Opera House Broadcasts at Bowtie Cinemas Harbor9

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    Bow Tie Cinemas Harbour 9 Theater is presenting monthly showings of HD broadcasts from the Royal Opera on Wednesday evenings running through July, 2014.  Annapolis Opera has arranged with the Bow Tie for a discount on tickets for anyone who mentions they are friends of Annapolis Opera. AO’s resident opera scholars will be offering pre-performance introductions before each […]

  • Now on the Annapolis Opera calendar Met Live Opera Broadcasts!


    Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin October 5, 2013, 12:55 pm ET U.S. Encore: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time Canada Encores: Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET Monday, November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm local time Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful […]

  • What Makes A Playbill Sing? Part 1


    Before the covers are designed. Before a synopsis is summarized. Before the bios are compiled and the head shots are placed and the president writes her message, there are the advertisers! Every summer we begin with the help of board members both current and former to bring in Playbill advertisers. We renew long standing relationships […]

  • 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 […]

  • PBS Cultureshock Flashpoints


    Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto 1851 Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi signs a contract in April 1850 to write a new work for the 1850-’51 season of Venice’s La Fenice theater. Among the proposed subjects is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s play, Le Roi s’amuse, which tells the dark story of a lecherous king, Francis I, his hunchbacked jester, Tribolet, […]

  • Welcome


    Good Morning!  Welcome to the brand new Annapolis Opera Blog!  My name is Jessi and I’ll be your host and primary Opera correspondent.  I started working for the opera back in February and have already been through one major transition with them.  I have learned a great deal in the past five months and definitely […]