Drawn to the stories: the operas, the individuals, the organization

by Susan Yager, BCO Board Member – Treasurer

Stories are what draw me to Baltimore Concert Opera; the stories of the organization, the stories of the operas we present, and the stories that lead each of us and our audience to the music. BCO was founded on the idea of keeping opera alive in Baltimore, and from that idea we have attracted incredible vocal talent to the city and fostered the incredible voices of our home. It's a tale of incredible resilience, determination, and passion. We've told some of the greatest musical stories put to paper, from uncovering a lost Amleto to the epic tale of Aida. I have always enjoyed opera, and even studied it extensively in college, but what draws me in the most is the power of the human voice to convey the deepest of emotions.  Each member of our audience has their own unique story, joining us from within Baltimore or coming into the city to see us. I'm excited to help the Baltimore Concert Opera continue its story and write the pages of its future.

- Susan Yager, BCO Board Member - Treasurer

Susan Yager is focused on melding her passion for music and accounting by serving the BCO. She is an accounting specialist at MJM Innovations, a software and management services firm. In her position she works with various government agencies to improve transportation services for seniors and persons with disabilities through auditing and payment processing. To further her career, she is pursuing a graduate certificate in accounting at the University of Baltimore. Susan’s bachelor’s degree is in vocal performance from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX where she won the Rosalind Phillips Vocal Excellence Award. While in Texas Susan sang with the San Antonio Chamber Choir and the San Antonio Opera. In Baltimore Susan enjoys singing with the newly formed chamber ensemble, Canticum Novum.