Virginia Opera will perform Gaetano Donizetti's The Elixir of Love, directed by Kyle Lang, at George Mason University Center for the Arts on February 16 & 17.The comic opera is Donizetti’s most-performed opera worldwide, and it features one of the most famous tenor arias of all time - Una furtiva lagrima. The production will star sopranoCecilia Violetta López, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli & bass-baritone Matthew Burns.The opera will be sung in Italian with English Supertitles.
Maryland Lyric Opera, conducted by Music Director Louis Salemno, will present Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in the Kay Theatre at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park on January 24 & 25.The company was founded in 2014 by Brad Clark and has already produced major operatic works by Gounod, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Menotti and other esteemed composers. The company has also produced vocal competitions, outreach activities, aria concerts and chamber works.
Bel Cantanti Opera, led by Artistic Director Katerina Souvorova, will perform F.Suppe’soperettatitled My Beautiful Galatea at Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring, MD on December 29 & 30 and January 4 & 5. The operetta is based on the story of Pygmalion and Galatea, wherein love transformed a marble statue into a beautiful woman. The production will be fully staged and presented in collaboration with The Olney Ballet, led by Patricia Berrend and Rugqiao Du. The performances will be in English.
Dumbarton Concerts, in partnership with the Washington Opera Society, will present Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano, Michael Bard, guitarist, and Andrew E. Simpson, pianist, at Dumbarton Methodist Church in Georgetown on February 16. They will perform a Valentine’s Day program featuring everything from courtly songs of the Elizabethan era to delights from TheGreat American Songbook.
Opera Lafayette will perform George Frideric Handel's Radamisto (1720) in The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater on February 5.The fully-staged production about a powerful and ambitious king will be directed by the choreographer Séan Curran.
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company will perform The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville, MD on February 22, 23 & 24 & March 1, 2, & 3.The performances will be directed by Catherine Huntress-Reeve with music directed by Joseph Sorge and will be fully-staged with a live orchestra.