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3 years, 11 months ago 2
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A little over a year ago, Steven White was kind enough to drop in on our inaugural performance of Don Giovanni.  A favorite of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, Chorus and audience, Steven shared a most eloquent speech about the future of opera in Baltimore.  As we get ready to welcome him back to conduct our Flight of Verdi next week, I thought it’d be interesting to revisit Steven’s words. We’re not yet at the point where we are able to […]

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3 years, 11 months ago 2
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At first, I was a little annoyed when people called us the “lemonade” company.  Were some of us dealt a bad hand when the Baltimore Opera closed?  You betcha.  Did we try to make the best of a bad situation?  You betcha.  But I’m here to tell you, what we are doing with Baltimore Concert Opera is a heck of a lot more than making the best of a bad situation.  To be fair, we probably would have never gotten […]

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3 years, 12 months ago 4
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In just over one week, we revisit last year’s wildly successful event, “So You Think You Can Sing Opera?”  Although some were skeptical about the format, the overwhelming feedback that we received from both the audience and the singers was very positive indeed.  In fact, MOST of the singers that really excelled actually took the time to drop us notes afterwards, thanking us for the opportunity to sing in front of an audience, as opposed to a director and a […]

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4 years ago 2
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I have two (and a half) degrees in music.  I’ve studied with some fabulously talented people who have helped me hone my craft.  I’ve had the opportunity to sing with many great opera companies all over the country, and to meet some incredible personalities.  In that time, I’ve had to learn how to market myself as a commodity.  I continually borrowed marketing tactics from my successful real estate business, and was always able to approach singing with a business mind. […]

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4 years ago 0
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Survey results from our recent performances of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

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4 years ago 5
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Jason Hardy and Carrie Kahl are engaged! And, entered into Crate and Barrel’s Ultimate Wedding contest. You can help two very deserving folks who are terrific ambassadors for opera! DO IT!

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4 years, 1 month ago 0
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Why do marketing giants use opera to sell their products to the masses, yet opera seems to have little appeal to the masses? Perhaps if we break down some barriers, and put some people to work…we can save opera!

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4 years, 1 month ago 0
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Matthew Curran, Bass. Helping us overcome some objections and breaking some misconceptions about opera.

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4 years, 1 month ago 2
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Thoughts about recent presentation at IGNITE BALTIMORE 5, what worked, what didn’t work, and how I can prepare better next time!

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4 years, 3 months ago 0
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Yesterday, we had the daunting, but incredibly rewarding task of having our board retreat in order to fashion our strategic plan for the next five years.  On one hand, I was overwhelmed by the amount of work that lies ahead…on the other, I was blown away at what we have accomplished over the last year to put us into a position where we felt the need to have a 3-5 year strategic plan! We decided several months ago that a […]

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