MDLO in the News

Otello. March 2023

Washington Classical Review

“Auguin’s masterful conducting ignites a spectacular “Otello” from Maryland Lyric Opera.” “[MDLO] has risen out of the coronavirus ashes like a mythological phoenix.”

DC Theater Arts

“[MDLO] offers outstanding ‘Otello’. Verdi was surely smiling down from the heavens to hear his most stirring work given such a powerful, clear, and moving rendering.”


“Maryland Lyric Opera’s Otello brought beauty to our lives, entertained, and conveyed the important existential ideas in Verdi’s opera.”

Falstaff. January 2023

MD Theatre Guide

MDLO is providing world-class opera productions… If you have yet to explore the wonderful world of opera, MDLO is offering the ideal opportunity to experience this incomparable art form for yourself.

Washington Classical Review
“Mark Delavan strutted admirably as the pompous knight… His bass-baritone thundered mightily in the tavern scenes, and he presided over the action with impeccable comic timing… his interpretation was both hilarious and ultimately sympathetic.”

“The quartet of conniving women was excellent, led by soprano Mary Feminear as a seductive, occasionally powerful Alice Ford, seconded by the shape-shifting Allegra De Vita as a ravishing Meg Page. Outstanding Catherine Martin deployed her powerful bottom range as a smart-mouthed Mistress Quickly…”

“The radiant young soprano, Rachel Blaustein made a sensational company debut as Nannetta [and] floated velvet-gloved high notes in this crucial role… She flirted innocently in the stolen moments with her lover, Fenton, and made a resplendent fairy queen in the opera’s gorgeous final scene.”

Un Ballo in Maschera. November 2022

Washington Classical Review
Maryland Lyric Opera fields excellent cast in extravagant “Ballo in Maschera”

MD Theatre Guide
MDLO Orchestra takes center stage, putting both the music and vocal artistry into sharper focus

Maryland Lyric Opera’s Un Ballo in Maschera: A Home Run

The Marriage of Figaro. June/July 2022

Washington Classical Review
Maryland Lyric Opera returns to the stage with an outstanding “Figaro”

Don Carlo. May 2022

MD Theatre Guide
…held all of the suspense and drama of a fully-staged performance…a memorable operatic experience

Washington Classical Review
…MDLO’s semi-staged production of Verdi’s Don Carlo may be just the thing you need right now featuring a ferocious cast and mammoth orchestra…

Maryland Lyric Opera’s Don Carlo: Great Singing, Music, and Showmanship

Turandot. February 2022

Maryland Lyric Opera’s Turandot: Power Opera and a Star Soprano Emerges

MD Theater Guide Review — Cordelia Dreisonstok
Opera Review: Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ at Maryland Lyric Opera
Maryland Lyric Opera returns to live performance with roof-raising Puccini
Maryland Lyric Opera in concert delivers a sublime ‘Turandot’

Thaïs. January 2019
Maryland Lyric Opera’s Thaïs: A Serious Pleasure
Why Maryland Lyric Opera’s Thaïs: A Young Artist Perspective
Maryland Lyric Opera’s Thaïs: Why Make Thaïs Part of Your Life
Young singers prove most consistent in Maryland Lyric Opera’s uneven “Thaïs”

MDLO Orchestra with pianist Leon Fleisher. November 2019
The MDLO Orchestra with Pianist Leon Fleisher
Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra Will Have its Debut Symphonic Performance With Legendary Pianist Leon Fleisher
Fleisher will join the orchestra as a soloist on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12

Il Tabarro/Cavaleria Rusticana. September 2019
Maryland Lyric Opera 2019-20 Review: Il Tabarro / Cavalleria Rusticana

2019-2020 Season Announcement
Ruggero Raimondi, Susan Bullock, Mark Delavan Among Stars of Maryland Lyric Opera’s 2019-20 Season

An Evening of Puccini. June 2019
Maryland Lyric Opera’s “An Evening of Puccini”: An Opera Uprising in Suburban Maryland

Lucia di Lammermoor. January 2019

DC  Metro Theater Arts
Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ by Maryland Lyric Opera
Maryland Lyric Opera Presents Its First Fully-Staged Production

MD Theater Guide
The Maryland Lyric Opera presents ‘Lucia di Lammermoor at the Clarice Smith Center
Maryland Lyric Opera To Present ‘Lucia Di Lammermoor’

An Evening of Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas. March 2019

DC  Metro Theater Arts
Review: ‘An Evening Of Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas’ by Maryland Lyric Opera’s Young Artist Institute

An Evening of Mozart: German Operatic Masterpieces. October 2018

MD Theater Guide
MDLO Young Artist Institute Presents ‘An Evening of Mozart: German Operatic Masterpieces’

La Fanciulla del West. September 2018

Washington Post
Girl of the Golden West Rides High at Strathmore
Fanciulla Del West proves me wrong

2018-2019 Season Announcement
Something’s Abuzz in Bethesda – Operagene

Concert of MDLO Young Artist Institute. April 2018
Opera and The Struggle for Beauty – OperaGene

Roméo and Juliette. July 2015

DC  Metro Theater Arts
‘Roméo et Juliette’ at Maryland Lyric Opera

Washington Life Magazine – Patrick McCoy
Perfect Pitch: It’s a Love Story

Cavaleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci. July 2014

DC  Metro Theater Arts
‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ and ‘I Pagliacci’ at Maryland Lyric Opera

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