Maryland Opera is excited to announce an additional production as part of its 2024 Summer Season.  “Viva Verdi!” features selections by the Italian master associated with Rosa Ponselle, whose legacy is so intertwined with Baltimore.   The performance will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Greenspring Campus of Stevenson University.  Tickets are $50.
The selections from Il trovatore, Aïda, and La forza del destino will be presented fully staged and costumed in the beautiful Inscape Theatre at Stevenson University with a chamber orchestra.
Joining us is an internationally acclaimed cast including sopranos Helena Brown and Rochelle Bard, mezzo-soprano Kate Jackman, tenor Dane Suarez, and baritones Brian Major and Tim Mix.
Stage and musical direction are by Maryland Opera’s Artistic Director James Harp, long known for excellence in operatic performances and musical outreach in the Mid-Atlantic area.
“In celebrating our roots, we claim the tremendous legacy of Rosa Ponselle, so integral to opera in Baltimore,” said Harp.  “In the very shadow of her home, Villa Pace, we will present music from Verdi operas associated with Miss Ponselle.  These glorious selections, sung by the operatic stars of today and tomorrow, bring full circle the magnificent and beloved tradition of opera in our community.  Please join us for a grand celebration of Giuseppe Verdi and Rosa Ponselle!”
Seating is general admission.  Tickets are $50 and are available on Maryland Opera’s website,, or by calling 484-678-6041.  Seating is limited so advance orders are recommended.  Free parking is available on the Stevenson University campus.  Student tickets are also available for $25.
Viva Verdi!
Sunday June 9, 2024 | 3:00pm
Inscape Theatre
Stevenson University, Greenspring Campus
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
Il trovatore – Final Act
Aïda – Act 3 (The Nile Scene)
La forza del destino – Final Scene
Helena Brown – Aïda
Rochelle Bard – Leonora (Il trovatore/La forza del destino)
Kate Jackman – Azucena
Dane Suarez – Radames/Manrico/Alvaro
Brian Major – Amonasro
Timothy Mix – Conte di Luna/Padre Guardiano
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.
For media questions, please contact Jason Buckwalter, Maryland Opera Executive Assistant, at 484.678.6041 or [email protected].
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