About Viva Verdi!

In celebrating our roots we claim the tremendous legacy of Rosa Ponselle, so integral to opera in Baltimore.  In the very shadow of her home, Villa Pace, we will present music from Verdi operas associated with Miss Ponselle.  These glorious selections, sung by the operatic stars of today and tomorrow, bring full circle the magnificent and beloved tradition of opera in our community. Please join us for a grand celebration of Giuseppe Verdi and Rosa Ponselle!”


Il trovatore – Final Act


Aïda – Act 3 (The Nile Scene)

La forza del destino – Final Scene



Stevenson University

St. Mark's Lutheran Church

Costumes courtesy of Tri-Cities Opera Company, Inc.

Engagement of this event's opera performers is through the generosity of the Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund for Leading Operatic Artists.

This production is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org)

Maryland Opera

You cannot have a great city or state without great culture. Opera is a cultural gem, built on generations of rich history, steeped in traditions of artistic excellence, and beloved by passionate audiences.

Maryland Opera celebrates opera and is committed to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout the state of Maryland.

Maryland Opera offers quality opera performances, innovative artistry, support for social awareness and change, education and outreach programming, commitment to underserved communities, and a vehicle for talented young vocalists to follow their dreams. Dedicated to long-term financial sustainability, Maryland Opera aspires to become the premier opera organization in Maryland!