News: Baltimore Concert Opera is BACK! Announcement of the 2021-2022 season

BCO will produce a fully staged “Barber of Seville” with an orchestra!

The Baltimore Concert Opera is proud to share that not only will it be returning to its original stage at the Engineers Club this fall, but it will also be making a BOLD LEAP FORWARD with a major addition to the lineup. For the first time, BCO will produce a fully staged opera with an orchestra – The emblematic of Rossini Barber of Seville.

Former subscribers will be offered the option to renew on August 2, and single tickets go on sale August 16. BCO will continue to produce its operas-concerts and the Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera series at the Engineers Club. The company has been planning this expansion for a long time and is ready to take on the responsibility of serving the community on a larger scale. While BCO will expand to Stephens Hall at Towson University for its full production, the company remains committed to the city of Baltimore and its vision of building community through opera.

Baltimore Concert Opera 2021-2022 Season:
All performances take place at the Engineers Club, unless otherwise specified.

October 14, 2021: Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera

November 5 and 7, 2021: Menotti’s The way [semi-staged concert opera]

December 7, 2021: BCO’s’Gala of the bold leap forward

February 18 and 22, 2022: Rossini’s Barber of Seville [FULLY STAGED WITH ORCHESTRA*]

March 24, 2022: Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera with Hoiby’s Enjoy your meal

April 22 and 24, 2022: Cilea’s Adriana lecouvreur [semi-staged concert opera]

The sieges will proceed as normal, with the caveat that if an unexpected turn of events affects social distancing protocols, the necessary adjustments will be made. With the addition of a new location for Barber of Seville, all subscribers will be honored with a seat option as close as possible to their seat in the Engineers Club. The full season FAQ is available at

* Barber of Seville will be performed by Stephens at Towson University; However, since the season is being announced as we come out of the pandemic, BCO reserves the right to change the location of this production if university protocols are affected by unforeseen changes.


About the Baltimore Concert Opera: Founded in 2009, BCO presents concerts of complete opera masterpieces with singers and piano in the intimate setting of a 19e historic ballroom of the century. This BCO experience allows the audience to focus on the art of music and the beauty of the human voice. All performances are under the auspices of the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund and its Artists in Residence program which is part of its community outreach mission. For more information on the Baltimore Concert Opera, to make a tax-deductible donation, or to volunteer, please visit BCO is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We are deeply grateful for the continued support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund (, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolio, The Citizens of Baltimore County, the John J. Leidy Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Middendorf Foundation, OPERA America, the Louis L. Stott Foundation, and Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts.

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