Maryland Lyric Opera Donates Masks To Local Hospitals

By Francisco Salazar

The Maryland Lyric Opera has repurposed funds it received to fund its Student Initiative “Hello Opera” to acquire and supply medical masks to the frontline workers at the local hospitals and to those in vulnerable residences.

The company announced that while it did not have large facilities to convert its workshop into making masks, the company wanted to help the community. In a statement, the Maryland Lyric Opera said that it has already distributed 300,000 3-ply surgical masks to numerous hospitals.

Among them are Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Holy Cross Hospital – Silver Spring, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Adventist Healthcare Germantown Emergency Center, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless in Rockville, MD, the ARC of Montgomery County, the ARC of Prince George’s County, AFSCME Maryland, INOVA Fairfax Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, BayWoods of Annapolis Retirement Community, the Kensington in Falls Church, VA, Interfaith Works Women’s Shelter in Rockville, MD, Cobbdale Assisted Living in VA, Bronx Lebanon Hospital, NYC, and Nassau University Medical Center, NY.

This season the Maryland Lyric Opera presented “Il Tabarro,” “Thais,” and “Cavalleria Rusticana,”