The opera will hold three free outdoor concerts in July and August.

Opera season may have been cut short this year, but the Maryland Opera company has found a way to bring music to the people. The opera company will be holding free outdoor concerts this summer in three lovely venues where people can enjoy opera while practicing social distancing. The concerts will be held in July and August and will include a variety of programs and performers. The concerts are free, but you must reserve your spot online ahead of time.

The first concert is on Friday, July 24, at 7 p.m. at the Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Maryland. The performers will be at least 20 feet away from guests for safety, and audience rows will be set at least six feet apart. All guests will be required to wear masks at each concert. Amy Shoremount-Obra, Jarrod Lee, and Yi Li are scheduled to perform, and all guests must be 21 years or older.  If you are thinking about enjoying some wine with the concert, be advised that wine sales at Boordy end at 4:30 p.m.

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The second date is Saturday, August 8, at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier in Cockeysville. Taylor Boykins, Christine Lyons, and Trevor Sheunemann are scheduled to perform. This show is for all ages and starts at 7 p.m. The final performance will be held on Saturday, August 29, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. 

Singers will be accompanied by James Harp, Maryland Opera artistic director. Details of each performance are still under consideration but attendees can expect to hear selections from classic operas like Verdi’s “La Traviata,” Puccini’s “Turandot,” and Puccini’s “Tosca." The program will also include Broadway hits like “Carousel” and “South Pacific."

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