BCO will go ahead with the Friday performance of Lakmé with an earlier start time of 6:30pm (it was originally 7:30pm). The performance will end by 9pm in order to assure everyone is home/out of the city in time to observe the 10pm city-wide curfew. Sunday’s matinee is planned to go on as scheduled.

Any patron wishing not to attend by his or her own choice may refer to our exchange-only policy, or may choose to donate the cost of their ticket as a tax-deductible contribution to BCO. Since this is the last production of our season and Sunday’s matinee is completely sold out, tickets for BCO’s Lakmé may be exchanged for the same production which will be presented at Opera Delaware on Friday May 8th (7:30pm) and Saturday May 16th (2pm). If you wish to exchange your tickets for one of Opera Delaware’s performances, please call 302.442.7805 or email bcooke@operade.org. OD exchanges will be processed next week.

We are paying close attention to the news and recommendations from the Mayor’s office, and will communicate with our patrons via our email list, our Facebook page and our outgoing voice message at 443.445.0226. If the situation in Baltimore changes, we are prepared to change plans if there is any threat to our artists or patrons. If things remain as they are as of 7am Friday morning, we are confident that we are making the best decision to go ahead.

Please check your emails and call the above number before attending so you are sure to have the most updated information.

We at Baltimore Concert Opera are heartbroken at the current unrest in Baltimore, and wish you all safety and comfort during this stressful and trying time in our beautiful city.

At present, we do plan to proceed with both performances of Lakmé this weekend, with an earlier start time for the Friday performance (originally scheduled for 7:30pm, new time 6:30pm) to accommodate the10pm curfew. We will keep our ticketholders informed via our email list, our Facebook page, and on our outgoing voice message at 443.445.0226 on an ongoing basis.

We are paying close attention to the news and recommendations from the Mayor’s office to make the safest and best decisions for our artists and our patrons. Please be aware that the situation in Baltimore is changing each day, and that our plans for Lakmé may change on short notice based on unforeseen events that may occur between now and Friday evening. We will do our best to communicate any changes to you as soon as possible, but we ask that you check for additional emails from us or call our outgoing voicemail message on the day of the performance to ensure that you don’t miss any new information.

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