Operas & Events

Susannah
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

In Carlisle Floyd’s powerful opera Susannah, a beautiful and virtuous 18-year-old girl has inadvertently incited the lust of her church elders. The church leaders accuse her of being a seductress, and the entire town turns against her. When the new pastor, Reverend Blitch, urges her to repent her alleged sins, she refuses, inflaming the reverend’s own desires – with disastrous consequences. Based on the biblical story “Susannah and the Elders,” this 1954 opera is set in rural Tenessee and is rich with Appalachian folk melodies and connections to the McCarthy era in which it was written.

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The 32nd Annual Vocal Competition
Semi-Finals: Saturday, April 4, 2020 | 10 AM
Finals: Sunday, April 5, 2020 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Young opera professionals compete before a panel of judges for the chance to win $10,000 in prize money! The competition, free to the public, is an opportunity to see the stars of tomorrow.

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The Grand Finale
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera’s favorite performers return in an all-star concert to honor Artistic Director Ronald Gretz and Stage Director Braxton Peters. This concert celebrates their years of collaboration and dedication to the Annapolis Opera.