Opera Rises Again In Baltimore
Lyric Opera Baltimore is a new opera company that will have a stage at the Lyric Opera House, recently renamed the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. The inaugural 2011-2012 season follows the expansion and modernization of the stage-house and technical systems and will begin in November with Verdi's La Traviata. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will be performed in March 2012 and Gounod's Faust completes the season in April 2012. Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Artists of Baltimore ensemble will be in the pit for the first three productions. The first season will be limited to just two performances each of the three productions planned, staged for a very modest budget of around $1.5 million. Subscriptions can be bought online.