NOI Philharmonic & Maryland Opera Studio: Owen Wingrave - IN-PERSON

NOI Philharmonic & Maryland Opera Studio: Owen Wingrave - IN-PERSON

Sunday, June 6 & Tuesday, June 8, 2021 . 7PM EDT
Photo by David Andrews
Principal People: 

Craig Kier, conductor

Amanda Consol, director

National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Maryland Opera Studio

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Juxtaposing his pacifist beliefs against his family’s military traditions, a young man finds himself leaving his training to confront his family in Benjamin Britten’s hauntingly intense opera Owen Wingrave. As Wingrave seeks to prove his courage, he unknowingly veers toward a collision against fate, leading to unexpected consequences.

Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art that sustains them.

This performance is part of the National Orchestral Institute + Festival (NOI+F). A program of the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, NOI+F trains aspiring orchestral musicians, composers, conductors and arts administrators from across the country in a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Musicians are chosen through a rigorous, cross-country audition process. Every year, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

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Owen Wingrave, Op. 85

Benjamin Britten, composer

Myfanwy Piper, librettist

Performed in English with subtitles. 



To safeguard your health when attending the Festival in person, you will see the following changes during concerts:

  • Mandatory mask wearing for all patrons and staff

  • Socially distant seating pods of up to 4 patrons
  • Extended intermission for added air circulation
  • A mostly paperless experience to reduce contact at the venue

Learn more about The Clarice’s 4Maryland health and safety modifications.