Annapolis Opera Star Concert Launches Promising Season

I would be hard pressed to say, which was my favorite song performed last night by Metropoliltan Opera baritone Jason Stearns, soprano Colleen Daley, tenor Jonathan Burton, and mezzo soprano Carla Dirlikov at St. John’s College Key Auditorium last night. Was it Parle-ma Mere! from Carmen or the Act III Trio and Addio fiorito asil from Madame Butterfly? Or maybe it was the quartet from Rigoletto, Un di se ben tammentomi, that showcased all four fabulous voices. Despite his difficulties with allergies, Jason Stearns pressed ahead with an admirable performance at what proved to be a wonderful venue, Key Auditorium, for showcasing the singers’ powerful voices.( Annapolis is lucky to have such a distinguished performer as one of our residents.) My one disappointment, that the auditorium was not full. Classical music lovers who missed last night’s performance, really missed out. I would advise you, to reserve a spot on your calendars now for the Gifts from Grand Opera performance scheduled for Sunday, December 5th, 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. located in the historic district of Annapolis. For more information about the rest of their season go to

Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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