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Maryland Opera Studio, photo by Lisa Helfert.

Maryland Opera Studio

Mozart and Mark

  • Sunday, January 28, 2024
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
  • West Building, Main Floor - West Garden Court
  • Performances
  • In-person

Meditate to the music of Mozart and the art of Rothko.  World-renowned artist Mark Rothko, an adamant admirer of Mozart, famously said “I became a painter because I wanted to raise painting to the level of poignancy of music and poetry.”  Through harmony and balance, Mozart’s music exemplifies Rothko’s ideal of the simple expression of the complex thought.

Members of the Maryland Opera Studio present a program of operatic scenes from three of Mozart’s cherished works (Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, and Die Zauberflöte)  in conversation with the works of Mark Rothko.

About the Maryland Opera Studio

The acclaimed Maryland Opera Studio is both a degree program and a performance ensemble within the University of Maryland School of Music. A two-year program awarding the Master of Music in Opera Performance degree, the Studio provides complete education and training of the opera singer in preparation for a professional operatic career. The program includes work in all areas of vocal and theatrical training, language study, and performance experience. Scene study, voice lessons, and coaching are accompanied by a comprehensive study of movement, dance, stage combat, acting, improvisation, mask, mime, and diction.

This series is presented in conjunction with the Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper exhibition.

Download the concert program