Rhymes With Opera Presents Coping Mechanisms at New York Opera Fest 2017 Reply

downloadRhymes with Opera, a New York based opera company founded by Peabody alumni, will present a new fully staged improvisation opera by Bonnie Lander (MM ’07, GPD ’08, Voice; GPD ’08, Computer Music) titled Coping Mechanisms at New York Opera Fest on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20 at 8:00 pm at Bank Street Theatre in New York City. Featured performers include Ms. Lander, Elisabeth Halliday (KSAS BA ’07, German; ’07, Voice), and Robert Maril (MM ’04, Voice). Coping Mechanisms explores how individuals create personal spaces while simultaneously longing for community and connection, which can potentially threaten the sanctity of these very spaces.

Samuel Mungo Appointed Managing Director of Peabody Opera Theatre Reply


Internationally renowned opera pedagogue Samuel Mungo has been appointed managing director of the Peabody Opera Theatre following an extensive search. Beginning in fall 2017, he will shape the Peabody Conservatory’s opera curriculum, lead student recruitment efforts, and oversee the program’s two mainstage productions and other performances each academic year. More…

School Children Experience Opera at Peabody Reply

Megan Heavner picks audience members to perform in Papageno.

Peabody Opera Outreach hosted several Baltimore area schools – some as far away as Annapolis and one from the Mount Vernon neighborhood – for its performance of Papageno at Peabody’s Miriam A. Friedberg Hall on Friday, April 7. Papageno is a shortened and English version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute from the point of view of Papageno. More…

Women in the Dark Receives Positive Review from MD Theatre Guide Reply

women-in-the-darkPeabody Chamber Opera’s production of Women in the Dark received a positive review from Raychel Harvey-Jones of MD Theatre Guide. The review states, “An excellent compilation of operas directed by Courtney Kalbacker. Each one capturing those moments we all face in life as if we are feeling around in the dark looking for the light. A fantastic combination of three operas encompassing a cross-dressing husband, cupid’s badly aimed arrow, and the all-consuming pressure of being a woman.” Read the full review here.

Peabody Opera’s Women in the Dark Featured by The Baltimore Sun Reply

women-in-the-darkPeabody Opera’s chamber production of three contemporary one-act operas under the heading Women in the Dark was featured in an article by Tim Smith in The Baltimore Sun. The article details the plot of Sukey in the Dark, by Jonathan Holland, and Naomi in the Living Room, with music by Thomas Whitman and libretto by Nathalie Anderson. More…