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Boris (music group)

The tentative state of opera in Baltimore

The tentative state of opera in Baltimore

After the better part of six decades, the Baltimore Opera Company slipped into bankruptcy in 2009, done in by a combination of dwindling financial resources, questionable management, an unharmonious board and the onslaught of the Great Recession. Donors and ticket holders were left in the lurch. Against the odds, a new company called Lyric Opera Baltimore emerged two years later, this time a part of the Lyric Opera House (since renamed the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric) rather than a tenant. A major new company was not born in an instant. It couldn't be. But even allowing for some questionable choices of singers and directors, Lyric Opera Baltimore established...