2018/2019 Season was filled with excitement! Take a look back!

“From the opening refrain, the MDLO orchestra, under MDLO Conductor and Music Director Louis Salemno, knocked me back in my seat.”- OperaGene about La Fanciulla Del West

Susan Bullock

Giacomo Puccini's

La Fanciulla del West

(The Girl of the Golden West)

Puccini’s rarely performed masterwork La Fanciulla del West is a romantic Western epic featuring one of opera’s greatest scores and lushest orchestrations.

The two casts are led by internationally acclaimed sopranos Susan Bullock and Jill Gardner in the title role of Minnie, who stands alongside Tosca and Butterfly as one of Puccini’s greatest heroines. The 75-member Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra appears on stage with the Maryland Lyric Opera Chorus and is conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno.

The Music Center at Strathmore

Date: September 14 & 15, 2018

Maeve Hogland

Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammeor

(Lucia of Lammermoor)

Maryland Lyric Opera presents its first fully staged opera - Donizetti’s beloved tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.

Lucia di Lammermoor is the story of Lucia and Edgardo, innocent young lovers from opposing houses in Scotland. When Lucia is coerced into marrying another nobleman based on her brother’s lies that Edgardo has betrayed her, Lucia starts to lose her sanity and their worlds spiral out of control.

KAY THEATRE

THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

COLLEGE PARK

JANUARY 24, 25, and 26, 2019

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An Evening of Verdi

The Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra

Louis Salemno, Conductor

Joan Sullivan Genthe, Lighting Designer

Singers:

  • Joseph Michael Brent, tenor

  • Adam Cioffari, Bass

  • Youna Hartgraves, soprano

  • Mary Feminear, soprano

  • Caroline Hewitt, mezzo-soprano

  • Jose Sacin, Baritone

  • Nanyoung Song, soprano

The Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra

KAY THEATRE

THE CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

COLLEGE PARK

May 18 & 19, 2019

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Young Artist Institute:

An Evening of Mozart, The Da Ponte Operas

The Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute presents an evening of excerpts from three of Mozart’s most celebrated operas; Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte. Hosted by Maestro Louis Salemno, the program will delight with the magic and drama of Mozart in an intimate setting.

Written by celebrated librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte, these operas charm audiences with their brilliantly absurd plots and sublime music. Join us as the Maestro takes you inside these stories of lovers, louts and libertines.

Bethesda United Methodist Church

Bethesda, MD 20814
March 15 & 16 2019