CANCELED | The Grand Finale
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 3 PM Maryland Hall
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.
CANCELED | Susannah
Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 3 PM Maryland Hall
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.