Annapolis Opera's 2012-13 season features beloved masterpieces from grand opera, an opera for children and a return of our ever-popular vocal competition.
The 2012-13 season will also give us a chance to mark important milestones. It's Annapolis Opera's 40th Season producing live opera featuring outstanding young professional opera singers. The season also marks the 25th Annual Vocal Competition and the 30th Anniversary of Ron Gretz as our outstanding conductor and music director.
The season will also celebrate the Bicentennial of Giueseppe Verdi's Birth. In honor of this event, Annapolis Opera will produce two of this master of grand opera's most glorious operas - Aida and Rigoletto.
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"RIGOLETTO" March 15th & 17th, 2013
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Review: Annapolis Opera stages spectacular rendition of Verdi’s masterpiece
Regarding “Rigoletto”, someone once quipped disparagingly, “I don’t know what’s so great about ‘Rigoletto:’ all Verdi did was to take the six or seven greatest tunes ever written, and string them all together.”
And there is a (tiny) element of truth in that terse observation, for “Rigoletto” is an opera widely celebrated for its tunefulness. And that characteristic was pre-eminent in the Annapolis Opera’s staging of the popular opera last Friday and Sunday.
Annapolis Opera combines anniversary notes in memorable 'Rigoletto'
Company marking its 40th year with Verdi's classic work
5:56 p.m. EDT, March 21, 2013
As the centerpiece of its 40th anniversary season — and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of composer Giuseppe Verdi's birth — the Annapolis
Opera this month presented a memorable production of "Rigoletto."
The effort was filled with celebratory notes, including the 30th anniversary of artistic director Ronald J. Gretz's relationship with Annapolis Opera. During his time with the company, he produced "Rigoletto" once before, in 2000, winning praise for a show that was "distinguished on all levels," according to local critics.
By Joshua McKerrow — Capital Entertainment
When the curtain rises on the Annapolis Opera Company’s production of “Rigoletto,” Maryland Hall will be filled with legendary music, the glorious sounds of Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved work.