BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore Concert Opera ends its first full season with A Flight of Verdi this May. This concert features Act II, scene 1 of La Traviata, Act IV of Otello and Act III of Rigoletto. Performances will take place on Friday, May 21 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 23rd at 3:00pm in the exquisite ballroom of Mount Vernon’s historic Engineers Club.
Baltimore Concert Opera is thrilled to welcome back baritone, Jonathan Carle, starring in each act as Germont, Iago and Rigoletto. Of Mr. Carle’s performance of Valentin in Faust last September, Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun said “This was sit-up-and-take-notice singing. I’d like to hear him again soon.” Also featured are three artists that were audience favorites at last year’s So You Think You Can Sing Opera live auditions (This year’s auditions are April 26 and 27) Matthew Curran, Sarah Lambert, Lesley Anne Friend and local artists Karen Myers and Rolando Sanz. Metropolitan Opera tenor, Thomas Booth returns to the BCO to sing the title role in Act IV of Otello.
James Harp will accompany, and Steven White, fresh from his Metropolitan Opera debut, will conduct. Music will be performed in the original language, with projected English supertitles, in concert format without staging or sets. Tickets for assigned seating, ranging from $25-$65, are available by visiting our Web site, www.baltimoreconcertopera.com. Included in this pre-purchased ticket price are complimentary hors d’oeuvres before the Friday evening performance and a lecture 30 minutes prior to both performances. A cash bar is available before and during the shows, as are dining options at the Engineer’s Club. Group ticket prices are available – call (443) 844-3496 for more information. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on performance day for entrance into the ballroom 10 minutes prior to the beginning of the performance.
Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy the music of Verdi – up close and personal!