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Opera & The Ordinary: History & Interiority in Fellow Travelers

Nov 19, 2019, 3:33:19 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

Lucy Caplan explores Fellow Travelers history and interiority with this blog post.
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RESISTANCE! How Underground Gay Life Thrived in the 1950s

Nov 19, 2019, 3:13:01 PM
By Russell Lopez posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

In 1920, dozens of Harvard students were called in one by one to answer questions before a Secret Court seeking our homosexual students and staff.
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Boston’s own Lavender Scare: the Harvard Purge of 1920

Nov 12, 2019, 5:15:17 PM
By Russell Lopez posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers, Harvard

In 1920, dozens of Harvard students were called in one by one to answer questions before a Secret Court seeking our homosexual students and staff.
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An Interview with Thomas Mallon, Author of Fellow Travelers

Nov 10, 2019, 9:44:26 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in LGBT, #FTBLO

Thomas Mallon shares his thoughts and experiences with Fellow Travelers as both his novel and an opera.
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Executive Order 10450: Six Decades of Government-Sanctioned Oppression

Nov 7, 2019, 7:45:00 AM
By Russell Lopez posted in Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

Executive Order 10450 prohibited the federal government from hiring gay and lesbian people changing the lives of thousands government employees.
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Powerful and Personal: Rothstein on the People in Fellow Travelers

Oct 24, 2019, 5:40:20 PM
By Jody Feinberg posted in Stage Directors, Religion, LGBT, #FTBLO, Fellow Travelers

Learn about one of the most powerful stories in opera. Fellow Travelers comes to life under the direction of Peter Rothstein at Boston Lyric Opera.
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Arts Matter: The Power of Opera

Aug 22, 2019, 11:41:05 AM
By Thalia Cruz posted in BLO, community engagement, #artsmatter, internship, events

Thalia Cruz shares her experience as a summer intern at Boston Lyric Opera. She writes her thoughts on how opera has impacted her and her future.
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Beyond the Stage: An Intern’s Perspective on Community Engagement at Boston Lyric Opera

May 18, 2019, 12:05:00 PM
By Sarah Zimmer posted in Student Posts, 2018/19 Season, #LucretiaBLO, Sexual violence in Opera, Lucretia, #handmaidsBLO, The Handmaid's Tale

The 2018/19 Community Engagement & Education Intern considers her Season at BLO and the Company's work alongside THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA and THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
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Modern Opera, Contemporary Creators: Sitting Down with Composer Poul Ruders

May 12, 2019, 11:58:00 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in living composers, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, profile, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Feminism, Contemporary Creators

Now about to turn 70, Poul Ruders has created an immense catalogue of music, diverse, distinctive, and distinguished.
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Modern Opera, Contemporary Creators: Sitting Down with Actor, Writer & Librettist Paul Bentley

May 12, 2019, 9:09:00 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Contemporary Creators

Paul Bentley is the very model of a modern multi-purpose man: an actor, author, singer, historian and opera-lover; he wrote the libretto for THE HANDMAID'S TALE.
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