Susannah | Rescheduled to June 20 and June 21 | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Susannah | Rescheduled to June 20 and June 21

Presented by Annapolis Opera
June 20th
7:30 PMPurchase
June 21st
3:00 PMPurchase

A Message from Annapolis Opera:

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform all of you that we have decided to reschedule all further rehearsals and performances of Susannah due to the changing circumstances of COVID-19, which is now present in Anne Arundel County.

Because we are very serious about the health and safety of our performers and our patrons, this was the best approach for all involved based on the information that we currently have.

We will be assessing how we will address the ticket situation with our patrons within the next day.

Thank you all for your support and understanding. We will keep you up to date.

Kathy Swekel
General Director
Annapolis Opera Company


In Carlisle Floyd’s powerful opera Susannah, a beautiful and virtuous 18-year-old girl has inadvertently incited the lust of her church elders. The church leaders accuse her of being a seductress, and the entire town turns against her. When the new pastor, Reverend Blitch, urges her to repent her alleged sins, she refuses, inflaming the reverend’s own desires – with disastrous consequences. Based on the biblical story “Susannah and the Elders,” this 1954 opera is set in rural Tenessee and is rich with Appalachian folk melodies and connections to the McCarthy era in which it was written. 

While the opera clearly connects to the McCarthy era in which it was written, its themes of men in power behaving badly and rumors trumping facts are as relevant as ever.