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Opera is alive and flourishing in Baltimore. If this comes as a surpise to you, then please keep reading. Even though the Baltimore Opera Company closed its doors earlier this year, leaving Baltimore without a grand opera company, there are many other exciting venues to experience opera in the area.

As a former Baltimore Opera Co. subscriber and the husband of a Baltimore Opera Chorister, I have established BaltimoreOpera.com to promote opera in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. On this site, you will find a calendar of upcoming opera events, links to news articles, blogs and even more in the coming weeks. Please check it out and return often for updated information and special offers. This space is intended to create a sense of community among opera lovers in Baltimore.

I hope that if you have not already done so, you will consider purchasing tickets for an upcoming performance. Baltimore Concert Opera kicks off the season this weekend with Gounod’s Faust at The Engineers Club. If you did not attend their inaugural performance of Don Giovanni earlier this year, you won’t want to miss what is sure to be a season highlight, all taking place in the intimate ballroom of the Garrett Jacobs Mansion in Mount Vernon. At the end of the month, Opera Vivente opens it’s 12th season with Rossini’s Cinderella. And as you’ll see from the calendar, there is no shortage of choices in Baltimore’s operatic calendar.

Now is the time to support all of these companies. Locally produced grand opera is bound to return to Baltimore, but that goal hinges upon your support of what is currently being offered. Consider trying something different, new and exciting. I promise you will be rewarded.

Please e-mail me and let me know what other information you would like to see in this site. Your input is crucial to its success. I look forward to seeing you at the opera!