With the weather growing colder, Maryland Opera will embrace the warmth of some seasonal selections of opera, operetta and Broadway songs connected to the fall and winter holidays during three days of concerts next month.
The opera company will present its “Sounds of the Season” concerts on Dec. 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. both dates at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Md., and on Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.
The vineyard is located at 12820 Long Green Pike in Hydes, while the church is at 5603 North Charles Street in Baltimore.
Among the selections will be excerpts from the one-act opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by composer Gian Carlo Menotti. Menotti’s opera tells the story of a tall tale-telling boy named Amahl and his mother, who host three kings — the Magi — on their way to present gifts to baby Jesus.
The excerpts of “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be performed by soprano Nina Evelyn Anderson, soprano Genevieve Sudbrink, tenor Alex Blenheim, baritone Jack Keller, and bass Tyrell Harris.
Soprano Rochelle Bard and tenor Matthew Vickers will perform in the opera and holiday portion of the concerts.
“We are thrilled to bring this program of beloved works from the operatic repertoire performed by Maryland-trained artists to Baltimore area audiences,” Maryland Opera Artistic Director James Harp said in a statement. “The charming and rustic backdrop of the barn at Boordy Vineyards will provide a unique and unforgettable setting for this beautiful music and Church of the Redeemer is the perfect place for these holiday favorites. Especially during these uncertain times, we recognize now more than ever the privilege and treasure it is to experience a live music performance. We remain committed to providing the grand opera experience to our audience!”
Harp will also accompany the selections on piano.
Tickets are $20 apiece and can be reserved by visiting marylandopera.org or calling 484-678-6041.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the performance while they last, but patrons are encouraged to reserve tickets in advance due to limited capacity.
The vineyard is not ADA accessible and ticket holders will need to walk up one flight of stairs to enter the performance space. Patrons must also be 21 or older to attend the performance and may not bring outside alcohol.