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Opera for everyone!

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Soprano Amanda Sheriff talks with a little audience member at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Edmondson Ave. Branch, after an Opera on the Avenue performance by Opera Baltimore. Photo: Nicole Steinberg

Arias, librettos, divas! … big costumes and even bigger voices! The non profit Opera Baltimore builds community and conversation through the art that blends theater, music and storytelling. This weekend they take it to the streets! We hear a preview.

Links: Opera Baltimore, Opera on the Avenue, Anne Wiggins Brown history.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a Senior Producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'