Maryland Opera once again presents opera in the outdoors with “First Fridays at Boordy Vineyards” in Hydes, MD.  At 7:00 pm on each First Friday from May through October (May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6), Maryland Opera’s artists will perform in this beautiful, idyllic setting.  Wine sales will be available throughout the evening as well as the Lib’s Grill or Top Nach food truck.

These hour-long concerts will include selections from Opera, Operetta, and Broadway, featuring renowned and exciting young vocalists.  All selections will be accompanied on the piano by Maryland Opera Artistic Director James Harp.

“These marvelous al fresco programs at gorgeous Boordy Vineyards have become a signature of Maryland Opera, committed to bringing the full spectrum of opera performance to our community,” said Harp.  “Internationally renowned opera singers will share their exciting and inspiring artistry in the great outdoors and, as always, we will continue to feature our young Opera Camp alumni as well, offering a view of the glorious present and future of Opera.  The spectacular evening backdrop of the summer sky provides the ‘theater’ for our arias, and the complete immersion of our devoted audiences completes the grand opera experience.”

Tickets are $20 and are available on Maryland Opera’s website,, or by calling 484-678-6041, and at the door on the day of the performance.  Ample free parking is available.  The programs will NOT go on if there is rain.  Tickets purchased for rained out performances will be honored at any of the following First Friday performances.

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All programs will be accompanied on the piano by Maryland Artistic Director James Harp. Repertoire will be announced from the stage and program notes and translations will additionally be available on the Maryland Opera website. 


First Fridays at Boordy Vineyards 

12820 Long Green Pike

Hydes, MD 21082


Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Friday, June 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 7, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 4, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Friday, September 1, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7 p.m.

About Maryland Opera 

Maryland Opera offers quality opera performances, innovative artistry, support for social awareness and change, education and outreach programming, commitment to underserved communities, and a vehicle for talented young vocalists to follow their dreams.  Maryland Opera builds on Baltimore’s century-old opera tradition that garnered critical acclaim for grand productions that featured opera’s greatest celebrities.

Maryland Opera is passionately invested in bringing the excitement and beauty of live opera–traditional programming as well as innovative and modern approaches–to diverse audiences, including historically underserved audiences throughout Maryland.  They do so through numerous outreach programs, including Opera-to-Go, Opera Cares and Opera Camp.

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