Annapolis Opera Hosting Virtual Gala And Auction


Annapolis Opera will host Passing the Baton, a virtual gala and auction, to mark the transition of its directorship and raise funds during this unprecedented year.

Attendees from near and far will enjoy live and recorded performances by favorite Annapolis Opera artists, singers and directors, while those within 30 miles of Annapolis will also receive a curated gourmet package, including a bottle of French Premier Cru champagne and a box of sweet and savory snacks, delivered to their doorstep in an Annapolis Opera commemorative thermal bag. The auction, meanwhile, will offer bidders a chance to win unique experiences and items, including four rare photographs taken and signed by Marion E. Warren.


Gala: Saturday, October 17, starting at 6:00pm ET

Auction: Saturday, October 10, through Sunday, October 18

WHERE: Your home! Information on accessing the online event will be provided upon ticket purchase. The virtual auction will be accessible here:


The ticketed event will serve to:

  • Bid adieu to retiring Artistic Director Ronald Gretz and Stage Director Braxton Peters, who have served the company for 37 and 27 years, respectively.

  • Welcome new Artistic and Music Director Craig Kier.

  • Help the 47-year-old nonprofit continue to present its diverse live performances, children’s opera, annual vocal competition, and educational programs to the greater Annapolis region.

HOW: To learn more or purchase tickets, visit or call 410-267-8135.


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