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Spotlight on: Composers Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green

May 23, 2018 11:39:26 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in community engagement, FREE, living composers, Identity, African American Composers, Castle of our Skins

Get to know the final three composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series, Crossing the Line to Freedom, created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. In the spotlight this week: Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green!
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Spotlight on: Composers Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore

May 17, 2018 11:47:05 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in community engagement, FREE, living composers, Identity, African American Composers, Castle of our Skins

Get to know 3 of the composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series "Crossing the Line to Freedom," created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. This week: Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore--three incredible women with equally powerful stories to share!
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Catching up with Claude Heater: Original Trio Member in Trouble in Tahiti

May 15, 2018 12:35:36 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in opera singers, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

As far as Google can tell, Claude Heater is the only living member of the original cast of Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. Back in 1952, Heater was the baritone in the vocal trio. Today, Heater is 90 and has lively memories of Bernstein and of many other figures in his long and vigorous life.
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Spotlight On: Vincent Turregano, Emerging Artist

May 14, 2018 1:55:31 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Boston Lyric Opera

We caught up with BLO Emerging Artist and Trouble in Tahiti Jazz Trio Member, Vincent Turregano!
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“Trouble in Tahiti" Indeed

May 10, 2018 1:15:33 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Film, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s, Identity

As BLO has been rehearsing and preparing Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, we have been getting a lot of feedback, both internally from our staff and artists and externally from our community members, about the pivotal scene that gives the opera its name.
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Dinah's Dream: A Psychoanalyst's View

May 4, 2018 4:31:52 PM
By Dr. Lawrence St. Clair posted in Psychoanalysis, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Dinah visits her analyst in a pivotal scene in Trouble in Tahiti. Bernstein was himself very familiar with psychoanalysis and the use of dream interpretation in psychotherapy.
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The Conductor Cometh: Leonard Bernstein

Apr 23, 2018 10:24:22 AM
By John Conklin posted in 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, Conductors, Conducting

John Conklin curates a range of videos demonstrating Bernstein's versatility and expressiveness as a conductor.
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Transforming Spaces for Opera

Apr 18, 2018 12:23:47 PM
By BLO Staff posted in New Production, scenic design, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO, world premiere, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, creative team

Boston Lyric Opera has a long history of creativity in building new spaces for opera. Perhaps our most unique example is our upcoming production of Trouble in Tahiti and Arias & Barcarolles, running May 11-20 at DCR Steriti Ice Rink.
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A Snapshot from 1952

Apr 17, 2018 2:26:49 PM
By John Conklin posted in John Conklin, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Chronology, The Game of Dates, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

From the Korean War to 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,' John Conklin explores events that occurred in 1952, the same year that Trouble in Tahiti premiered.
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Journey to Tahiti: The Genesis of Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti 

Apr 12, 2018 3:45:31 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

The range of musical styles that Leonard Bernstein worked in is extraordinarily wide—but the range of subjects he engaged with is comparatively narrow, and all of the subjects came out of his own life: love, family, and all the various ties that bind.
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