Director, Music for the Stage - Short & Sweet: One Act Works for the Musical Stage , Towson University - April 28th at 3pm.

Director, Three Little Pigs, Towson University and Annapolis Opera - "Opera in a Can" children's opera



Annapolis Opera: Feb 10, 2018 - ‘Arias & Encores’ Concert

Washington National Opera: FAUST and TOSCA, chorus



ANON, by Errollyn Wallen - restaging, for opera outreach program

Director: Courtney Kalbacker



Le Nozze di Figaro, April 2018

Asst. Director: Courtney Kalbacker



Opera Scenes Program - Music for the Stage Workshop; November 2017

Director: Courtney Kalbacker



Service Provider at UrbanArias, July 13, 2017

Director: Courtney Kalbacker



"Taking a Chance on Love" - A Concert

Soprano, Courtney Kalbacker

Maryland Live Casino - January 29th, 2017


PEABODY OPERA - "Women in the Dark" - a triple bill of chamber operas:

Sukey in the Dark / Naomi in the Living Room / ANON

Baltimore Theater Project - Feb. 16-19, 2017

Director, Courtney Kalbacker



Susannah - Feb 24-26, 2017  

Managing Director, Courtney Kalbacker



Lucy - April 1-8, 2017

Director of Production, Courtney Kalbacker



Madama Butterfly - Chorus - May 2017



URBAN ARIAS - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Nyman/Sacks

Atlas Performing Arts Center

October 15, 16, 21, 22, 2016

Director of Production,  Courtney Kalbacker


URBAN ARIAS - At the Statue of Venus -Heggie

Signature Theatre, The Ark

July 13, 2016

Director, Courtney Kalbacker

Featuring Melissa Wimbish



Lost In the Stars, by Kurt Weill

February 2016

 Courtney will be performing as a Principal Ensemble member.


The GYPSY BARON by Johann Strauss

September 11-13th, 2015

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company

Music Director: Joseph Sorge

Semi-staged by Courtney Kalbacker


URBAN ARIAS - The Craigslist Cabaret

Signature Theatre, The Ark

July 16th, 8pm

Director, Courtney Kalbacker


KING LEAR, a new opera by Michael Oberhauser

In concert at the University of Maryland, April 12th, 2015 at 8pm.

Cordelia/The Fool, sung by Courtney Kalbacker


Blue Viola, a premiere of a new opera by Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi at UrbanArias, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

Director: Tazewell Thompson                                                                     

Conductor: Robert Wood

Director of Production: Courtney Kalbacker

March 20-29th, 2015


February 2015

The Whole Truth, a premiere of a new 25 minute comedic opera by Mark Campbell and Rob Paterson

UrbanArias, INTERSECTIONS Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center 

Courtney Kalbacker, Director

Feb 21, 27, 28, 2015


Madame Butterfly
Michigan Opera Theatre

Stephen Lord, Conductor
Bernard Uzan, Director
Courtney Kalbacker, Assistant Director


She Never Lost a Passenger, an Underground Railroad chamber opera presented by Lyric Opera Baltimore at Baltimore's free arts festival, ARTSCAPE.

Ms. Kalbacker will sing the role of "Sarah Garrett"

Performances are at 1:30pm and 5pm at the Brown Center in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore.


July 10-26th

A Fire in Water, written by Oberhauser/Johns/Berry

Courtney Kalbacker, Director

a gorgeous new opera at the DC Capital Fringe Festival venue: Atlas Theatre.

Tickets and show dates/times:


June 2014

"Mabel" in The Pirates of Penzance

Victorian Lyric Opera Company

Jan-June, 2014

Director of Production/Dramaturg for Bizet's Carmen

Opera AACC(Anne Arundel Community College)

Annapolis, Maryland


April-May, 2014

Assistant Stage Manager for Nabucco

Lyric Opera Baltimore

December 21,  2013

Handel's Messiah , soprano soloist

Harford Choral Society

St. Matthew Lutheran Church,  

1200 Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD


October 11-12, 2013

Warsaw Chamber Opera

The Young Wife, by Katarzyna Brochocka

Courtney Kalbacker, soprano

Katarzyna Brochocka, piano

Adam Biernacki, director

Warsaw, Poland


Sept 28 - 29 and Oct 4 – 5, 2013

Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini

Ms. Kalbacker will be singing the comedic role of Berta, in the this fully staged production in Italian with English recitative.

Hub Opera Ensemble

Hagerstown, MD

August 2013 :

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company's

The Great Gilbert & Sullivan Sing Out!!

Aug 30-Sept 1st, 2013

A festival which will perform all 13 G&S operettas in 3 days!! Ridiculous Fun!

Ms. Kalbacker will be performing Angelina (Trial by Jury) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) in concert! Check the webpage for details on events, schedule and tickets!

July 2013


The Young Wife, by Katarzyna Brochocka. Based on the novel by Gabriela Zapolska.  

This show has been accepted to the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival AND to Baltimore's ARTSCAPE!!! 

Confessions of passion: the secrets of a Young Wife revealed!

In 1890s Poland, a skittish Young Wife discovers an unexpected way to deal with her snippy husband, his giggling “lady-friend” and her own forbidden longings. Full of playful melodrama, the audience becomes her confidant in this delightful one-woman comic opera.  

Courtney Kalbacker, soprano
Katarzyna Brochocka, piano

May 2013


Great Noise Ensemble
Atlas Theatre, Washington, D.C.
Revolutions of Ruin, a new oratorio by Daniel Felsenfeld
May 17th, 2013  


February/March 2013:

Iolanthe, Gilbert & Sullivan
Victorian Lyric Opera Company
Rockville, MD

Feb. 22, 23 & Mar. 1 & 2 at 8pm
Feb. 24 & Mar. 3 at 2pm
Discounted preview on Feb. 21, 2013

Ms. Kalbacker is performing the soprano lead role of Phyllis, a lively shepherdess!  


January 2013:

"Zerbinetta" in Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss
(in concert) 
Hub Opera Ensemble
Hagerstown, MD

January 26th at 7:30pm - one night only!
Tickets are $20 online or at the door. 

Ms. Kalbacker will be singing the high-flying role of "Zerbinetta," along side her husband, baritone Jeffrey Grayson Gates, who will performing "Harlekin."