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6 months ago 0
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It was clear to me that what Chris and his team offered our performers was a way to bridge the gap between my experiences with my opera costume designers and on my wedding day. A way to bring out the best elements in our performers and for him a chance for a new audience to see that the attention to detail brings more focus to the person and puts them in a position to do their best.

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7 months ago 0
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Yes, our sponsors, who generously support us with money (obviously). But we don’t just love them because they’ve given the Baltimore Concert Opera money. We love them because they’re not afraid to help out small organizations and help them grow.

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9 months, 4 weeks ago 0
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I asked Julia Cooke, Executive Director of the Baltimore Concert Opera, to tell us a little about what the week of the show is like for all involved.

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10 months, 3 weeks ago 0
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The soprano who breathes life into Norma must be able to tell her story in two ways: the public spiritual leader and the extremely private, scorned and fragile lover. Who beyond the venerable Madame Pasta has risen to the challenge? Let’s take a listen…

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10 months, 3 weeks ago 1
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“A supposedly chaste priestess is driven to murderous jealousy by her lover’s inconstancy. But she forgoes vengeance, protects innocence, and sees to it that the guilty atone for their crimes.”¹ Although the plot is set during Roman occupation of Gaul – approximately first century B.C. – the themes of love, duty, aggression, and faithfulness will likely resonate with Baltimore Concert Opera audience members today. Norma is a multi-dimensional character and has some of the most taxing sung music in the repertoire. Yet, our Norma, Francesca Mondanaro, finds the music to also be incredibly fulfilling.

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1 year ago 0
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Baltimore Concert Opera wants to see your elixir in these 10 days until opening night!

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2 years, 1 month ago 0
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BCO will host its festive annual Silent Auction in conjunction with performances of Puccini’s Tosca on November 30th and December 2nd. This great opportunity for holiday shopping (and self-gifting) is being expanded this year to include online bidding in the weeks prior to the live event, giving patrons and friends maximum opportunity to bid and win! BCO also invites you to support our auction by donating auction items. Do you or a friend have a vacation getaway, Ravens tickets, dining […]

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2 years, 1 month ago 0
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Dear Friends, I write this letter to you from the comfort of Amtrak train 172 from Baltimore to Wilmington. If you missed our last e-mail, you may have missed the news that I have been named the General Director of OperaDelaware. It is a daunting proposition to fill the big shoes vacated by Lee Kimball, but my dear friends at the Baltimore Concert Opera have taught me never to back down from a challenge! I want to be very clear […]

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2 years, 7 months ago 0
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As we make our preparations for Superbowl Sunday, I am struck yet again by some big questions. Why do I love Football? Why did I walk around for two and a half weeks with a mustache, just because my home-town team’s quarter-back told me to? Here’s how I explained it to my kid: Why can we not garner the same type of support for the arts? These questions rang through my head, as I sat in front of the television […]

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2 years, 8 months ago 1
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Engineers Club Artist-in-Residence Baltimore Concert Opera brings a little madness to the Mansion with its upcoming performances of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in March.  In addition to world-class singing, audiences will have the opportunity to hear a rare and beautiful instrument, the glass armonica. Inspired by a 1761 performance in which a musician made glass goblets ring by rubbing the rims with his fingers, Benjamin Franklin set about inventing an instrument based on the principal.  Franklin’s glass armonica included 37 […]

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