In the Wings
Backstage glimpses with Boston Lyric Opera
Finding Your Voice
Student Review: Burke & Hare
The Dress Circle - Gala & After Party Edition
Celebrating Opera Week
Edinburgh, 1828: The Historical Core of Burke & Hare
Behind the Scenes with the Burke & Hare Creators
Composer-Librettist Team Julian Grant and Mark Campbell Talk Burke & Hare
Get to Know JULIAN GRANT and MARK CAMPBELL
HIGH FIVE: Get to Know BURKE & HARE in 5 Minutes or Less
First Impressions: Student Responses to TOSCA
The Complexity and Humanity of Floria Tosca
Introducing The Dress Circle
Napoleon Complex: The Politics of TOSCA
Remembering Robert Honeysucker
Finding Meaning in Melodrama: TOSCA
HIGH FIVE: Get to Know TOSCA in Five Minutes or Less
Video Games & Opera: Final Fantasy
Back to School with BLO
A Deadly Relationship: Tosca & Scarpia
Students Ask BLO! Part II
Advanced Opera Creation for Teachers!
Video Games & Opera: NieR Automata
What to Wear? Opera Fashion 101
Students Ask BLO! Part I
Community Engagement Recap: 2016/17
Hey, Renée! Meet Jenny of The Threepenny Opera
Opera Singers Get Patriotic!
Video Games & Opera: Persona 5
From the Classroom to the Stage: Saltonstall School Performs
Vissi d'arte: Top 10 Toscas
A Musical Collaboration: BLO, BEMF & Boston Baroque
From the Fifth Graders... Ten Mile Day Opera
The 5 Hottest Moments in Opera
From a BLO Volunteer... 80 Hours at the Opera
A Tosca-Inspired Tour of Rome
OPERA in the 20th & 21st Centuries: BLO’s 2017/18 Season
40th Anniversary Season: The High Notes
Student Figaro Reviews
Easter Eggs in The Marriage of Figaro
360-Degree Art Form: Rosetta Cucchi
Meet the #FigaroBLO TWEET SQUAD
The Marriage of Figaro: Designs Sneak Peek
Writing Vows: Creating THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
Three Figaros in Search of an Opera
HIGH FIVE: Get to Know The Marriage of Figaro in 5 Minutes or Less
Auden’s Search for Fulfillment: The Rake’s Progress
Neoclassicism: Order, Clarity, Balance, Economy
Spotlight on the BLO Production Department
Stravinsky Arrested in Boston for Desecration
Stravinsky: A Chronological Portrait in 7 Photographs and 8 Bits of Music
Jane Eaglen’s Battle Cry: In It for the Music
BLO Ventures into Virtual Reality with First 360° Video
The Man about Town: David Cushing Sings in Rake and Figaro
HIGH FIVE: Get to Know The Rake's Progress in 5 Minutes or Less
The Art that Inspired 'The Rake's Progress'
Boston's Year of Opera in 2016
Meet one of our Emerging Artists!
Greek Tidbits and Inside Info
HIGH NOTES: A little light Oedipus entertainment
Mark Anthony Turnage Interview
HIGH NOTES: Dryden, Furies, Oedipus—and the power of music
The Turmoil of Thatcher’s London
HIGH NOTES: More trips down Oedipus lane
AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE to the Creators of GREEK
HIGH NOTES: And so it begins...
HIGH FIVE: Get to Know Greek in 5 Minutes or Less
THE HERO: Complexes and All
HIGH NOTES: Portrait of a Sphinx
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part VI
Coda: Fall 2016
Powerful and Strong: Joan Anton Rechi, revival director, talks Carmen
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part V
HIGH NOTES: Just Kidding…
HIGH NOTES: The Best Entrance Music Ever Given – The Habanera
Sorting BLO's 40th Season by Harry Potter House
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part IV
Soul Sisters: Carmen and Beyoncé
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part III
The Art of the Bullfight
Carmen in Boston: A Look Back at the Opera’s Local Premiere
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part II
The Opera Singer's Gift
The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part I
Celebrating a Year of Opera
Why do we believe in BLO?
Reflections on Opera Conference 2016
The Merry Widow Waltz Is Everywhere
Roger Honeywell: From Actor to Opera Singer
A Man in Six Portraits: Franz Lehár
The Magic Flute Exhibit at New York Public Library—Featuring BLO!
Operetta's Leading Lady: The Role of the Merry Widow
Looking Back on Werther: Feedback and Reviews
BLO Announces Its 40th Anniversary Season!
Encountering Massenet at the BPL
Werther Lives On: Sequels through the Ages
Opera March Madness
Alex Richardson Dives into Werther: An Interview with Richard Dyer
Dr. von Lyric: Two Overlapping Geniuses
Werther Post-Show Discussion Questions
Werther: A Sneak Peek!
Goethe and Opera
BLO's Werther Breaks New Musical Ground!
The Power of the Letter: Werther
Obsessive Love and Werther
The Merry Widow Recommendations
Get to Know Lehár's The Merry Widow
Get to Know Massenet’s Werther
Why do Singers Wish Each Other Toi, Toi, Toi?
Looking Back on In the Penal Colony: Feedback and Reviews
In the Penal Colony: A Sneak Peek!
The “Real” Devil's Island
Math, Magic, and Music: An Interview with Carl Rosenberg, Acoustician
Living Legend: Philip Glass Visits the MFA
“Variety, Curiosity, Exploration:” A Composer in Search of Almost Everything
Philip Glass: An Operatic Life
Looking Back on La Bohème: Feedback and Reviews
DR. VON LYRIC: May I Have This Dance?
Get to Know In the Penal Colony
Kelly and Jesus in a New Bohème: An Interview by Richard Dyer
The Puccini Puzzle
Words, Words, Words: Paris 1968
La Bohème Fun Facts
La Bohème: BLO's Version
David Angus on the Music of La Bohème
Get to Know La Bohème
La Bohème Production Timeline
Chelsea Opera comes to Quincy, MA!
10 Worst Operatic Fathers
DR. VON LYRIC: Just for fun...
BLO Emerging Artists: Summer Plans!
DR. VON LYRIC: A Little Needed Harmony
Jon Saxton, BLO Board of Overseers, featured in Haverford Magazine
We'll Always Have Paris—BLO's 2015/16 Season
The Ethics of Don Giovanni
DR. VON LYRIC: A Serenade to, for, and by Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni: The Law of the Father
BLO's Version of Mozart's Don Giovanni
DR. VON LYRIC: The Don goes to Hell via Hollywood
Don Giovanni — A Sneak Peek!
Don Giovanni in Prague and Vienna
The Legend of Don Giovanni (or, Don Giovanni before Don Giovanni)
The Women of Don Giovanni
DR. VON LYRIC: Giovanni Variations #1
BLO Exposed: An Interview with Jennifer Johnson Cano!
Behind the Scenes at BLO's Don Giovanni Photo Shoot!
DR. VON LYRIC: “My dear Chopin, let me introduce my friends, Herr Liszt and Herr Wagner...”
A Chat with Miroslav Sekera, the child Mozart in Amadeus
DR. VON LYRIC: 3 Characters in Search of ...Vengeance? ...Justice? ...Love? ...Sex?
Get to Know Don Giovanni
DR. VON LYRIC: BLO's 2015/16 Season — “We will always have Paris”
Kátya Kabanová: A Conversation with Michael Beckerman, Professor of Music at New York University
Kátya Kabanová — A Sneak Peek!
DR. VON LYRIC: It Just Keeps Rolling Along
A View from the Rehearsal Room with Sandra Piques Eddy!
The Drowned Woman: The Cult of L'Inconnue
Aleksandr Ostrovsky's Groza
DR. VON LYRIC: Another candidate for the most beautiful song ever written
Kátya Kabanová: Political and Cultural Context
DR. VON LYRIC: BLO's upcoming Opera Night at the BPL, February 24
Love, Death, and Marriage
Kátya Kabanová: The Woman Behind the Story
DR. VON LYRIC: Opera, by any and all means
Intimate Eloquence: Kátya Kabanová
Get to Know Kátya Kabanová
Contest Results: Favorite seasonally-inspired pieces of music from the BLO community
The Making of BLO's Clemency CD
DR. VON LYRIC: An (obsessive) winter journey with Franz and Ian
Contest: Join us for Harvard Book Store’s author event, Feb. 4!
DR. VON LYRIC: As promised, Streisand and Handel (and another treat)
DR. VON LYRIC: Crossover and (probably) be damned!
A Look Back at 2014's Community Engagement Programs
DR. VON LYRIC: A Little Warmth in the Depths of Winter
BLO Thanks Governor Patrick!
DR. VON LYRIC: The Incomparable Borge
Seeing the Everyday in a New Light: Temple Ohabei Shalom’s Preschoolers Experience The Love Potion
From a BLO Intern: “When I opened a magic box called opera”
From the Archives: BLO's ZAIDE (1977)
DR. VON LYRIC: More...more...
DR. VON LYRIC gets a bit silly (for a while)
DR. VON LYRIC – Looking....
THE LOVE POTION: A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR BYRON ADAMS, PROFESSOR IN THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
LOVE DEATH, OR LIEBESTOD
The Love Potion – A SNEAK PEEK!
DR. VON LYRIC – The Tristan Variations
LE VIN HERBÉ (THE LOVE POTION) — BACKGROUND STORY
OPERA ANNEX: THE LOVE POTION'S VENUE AND THE “PROBLEM” OF BOSTON
BLO'S VERSION OF THE LOVE POTION
DR. VON LYRIC – The “Other” Tristan
THE MYTH OF TRISTAN AND ISEULT
DR. VON LYRIC – Frank Martin: “Astringent, vehement, elegant, eloquent”
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE LOVE POTION
OPERA WEEK & BLO EMERGING ARTISTS
THE ROMANCE OF TRISTAN AND ISEULT by Joseph Bédier
Students Love LA TRAVIATA
DR. VON LYRIC - VOICES FROM THE PAST
LA TRAVIATA: A CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR DAVID ROSEN, FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY
DR. VON LYRIC: The Camellias Never Fade
LA TRAVIATA—BACKGROUND STORY
DR. VON LYRIC's Clouded Crystal Ball Department
LA TRAVIATA — BEAUTIFUL DEATH
Behind the Scenes at La Traviata
DR. VON LYRIC AND PART 2 OF HIS LISZTOMANIA (sorry – irresistible!)
DR. VON LYRIC MAKES A LITTLE LIST
La Traviata - Love for Sale
Instrumental Variations on La Traviata by DR. VON LYRIC
BLO Celebrates National Arts Education Week!
Welcome Back - DR. VON LYRIC!
BLO Takes Lizzie to Tanglewood
Building the Future for Opera in a Digital World
I Puritani: Why we killed Arturo
An Interview with One of BLO’s Favorite Opera Mommies, Sarah Coburn
I Puritani Interview with Mary Ann Smart
The Romantic Trope of a Madwoman
BLO's Interpretation of I Puritani
I Puritani Production History
Students Share their Reactions to Rigoletto
The History of the Court Jester by Magda Romanska
Censorship and Subversion: the Verdi and Piave Rigoletto
Rigoletto: A Conversation with Professor David Rosen from Cornell University (March 2014)
Boston Lyric Opera's Version of Rigoletto
Production History of Rigoletto
What do Boston Lyric Opera, MIT, and the European Space Agency have in common?
BLO Fondly Remembers Thomson Smillie
Welcome to the Family: Meet Elizabeth Mullins
OPERA FIRSTS: How I Became an Opera Fan
Meet the Dramaturg
Photo Essay: 2013 Year-in-Review
Happy Birthday, Benjamin Britten!
Lizzie Borden: Open House
Dr Von Lyric : St Cecilia
Lizzie Borden: An American Icon
Dr. von Lyric: Epic Lizzie
Lizzie B: digging deeper
Lizzie B: FACTOID 3
DR von LYRIC: Lizzie's new faces
Lizzie B: Factoid 2
Lizzie B: a word from team stage management
Dr. von Lyric: Pumpkins and Halloween
Lizzie B: Factoid #1
Lizzie B: costume sketches
Lizzie: first rehearsal and Facebook
Lizzie: Signature Series and John Conklin
Dr von Lyric: Jookin?
Dr Von Lyric: Verdi
Magic FLute: Opera Gala
Dr Von Lyric on Magic Flute
Magic Flute: costume sketches
The Magic Flute: A Conversation with Professor Neal Zaslaw, from Cornell University
BLO's Interpretation of The Magic Flute
Back to School with Boston Lyric Opera
A Personal Note from BLO's General & Artistic Director
Welcome to the Family: Meet Ryan Jimenez & Bradley Vernatter
Introducing: The Opera Gala
Opera & Hockey: Parallel Worlds?
Show Us Your Pride
Making New Discoveries: Grade School Children Learn About Opera
Reflections on CLEMENCY & the AFH Youth Artists
Second Annual Festival of Classroom Operas
Meet BLO's Teaching Artists
Reflections on the Opera America conference
BLO exposed: Interview with David Angus, The Flying Dutchman Conductor
The Story Behind Senta in The Flying Dutchman
WAGNERIANA # 3
WAGNERIANA # 1
"Dutchman" Sets Sail on Sea of Yellow Boots
Interview with the stars of "The Flying Dutchman"
Worldwide Timeline of 1841
A Note from the Conductor of "The Flying Dutchman"
A little background on Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman"
BLO's Biggest Fans
BLO Exposed (Part 2): Sir Thomas Allen Answers Audience Questions
BLO Exposed (Part 1): Caroline Worra & Sandra Piques Eddy Answer Audience Questions
So Do We all: Phyllis Pancella talks piano tech, life and musical cuts!
You will never guess what COSI FAN TUTTE tech calls for...
So Do We all: Phyllis Pancella gives us a last look in the COSI FAN TUTTE rehearsal room
Worldwide Timeline of 1790
Digging Deeper: Reading & Listening ideas for “Così Fan Tutte”
So Do We all: Sandra Eddy takes us on a photographic journey of her time at BLO
Who, What, Where, When (a little background on COSI)
So Do We all: Phyllis Pancella gives us a first look in the COSI FAN TUTTE rehearsal room
Costume renderings by Così Fan Tutte Costume Designers
Lorenzo Da Ponte: A Man of Many Words
"Clemency" - Tech Week
TOMORROW: James MacMillan at Brandeis - FREE for the Public
Hotter, and Quasthoff, and Ludwig... Oh My! - Dr. von Lyric talks Schubert
First week of Rehearsals for Clemency - Asst. Director Eve Summer
What to Wear? - Costume renderings by Clemency Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Clemency - Notes from Director, Andrew Eggert
Clemency - Design by Julia Noulin-Mérat
Dr, von Lyric introduces Hagar's Lament
Clemency - Assistant Director Eve Summer on "Prep Week"
Size Matters - Dr. von Lyric
"I never dreamed that this would be a part of my career." - Tenor, John Bellmer on his role in the Academy Award nominated film LINCOLN
Dr. von Lyric whats you to know about The Nicholas Brothers!
What do Rita Hayworth and the Bible have in common? Dr. von Lyric shares!
Happy Holidays from Dr. von Lyric
Out of the Mouths of Babes... - a student weighs in on Madama Butterfly
Dr. von Lyric is in the Holiday Spirit!
BLO and Wheelock Family Theatre: Theatre-Opera Teen Intensive weekend workshop
BLO Exposed - Madama Butterfly
Mae West, Sophia Loren and opera? - Dr. von Lyric
BLO Signature Series Demystified
The "Sitz" according to Dr. von Lyric
Dr. von Lyric open's his cabinet again! This week: Ravel's Bolero
A View from the Crowd: Life in the BLO Chorus - Madama Butterfly Final Thoughts
BLO LIVE on WERS 88.9 today at 1:30 pm
BLO Music Director David Angus Conducts at Wexford Festival Opera
A View from the Crowd: Life in the BLO Chorus
BUTTERFLY GOES to the MOVIES # 3
BUTTERFLY GOES to the MOVIES # 2
BUTTERFLY GOES to the MOVIES # 1
MADAMA BUTTERFLY - For Further Study (and Enjoyment!) - Books
MADAMA BUTTERFLY - For Further Study and Enjoyment! - Recording
Madama Butterfly Timeline - 1904 the year of the premiere
Madama Butterfly - Who? Where? What? When? (a little background)
Dr. von Lyric's "Curious and Amazing Cabinet of Musical Marvels and Miracles"
Gala News: Joyce Kulhawik interviews John Conklin
Dr. von Lyric and his "Curious and Amazing Cabinet of Musical Marvels and Miracles"
CASTING CALL: UPDATE! Children’s role in Madama Butterfly (age 3-7 and 11-14)
Dolce and Gabbana take on the Opera world!
Behind the Scenes - Summer Intern Kim Curhan
Introducing Dr. von Lyric and his "Curious and Amazing Cabinet of Musical Marvels and Miracles"
Christian Lacroix teams up with the SF Opera
Opera brings people together!
FREE Opera! What more can an opera lover ask for?
How many people did you impact?
BLO Appoints Dan Duro Managing Director
A Small Gift for our Friends - Happy Holiday!
More on the Met/Opera News story...
The New York Times on an ongoing struggle. Let's discuss!
After Hours at BLO - Thoughts from a singer, opera lover, and development geek
"Milk-punch o wisky?"
In Paris... Front-of-house glamour, behind-the-scenes mystery
The Inspector EXPOSED
John Conklin on THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
Free Open House this Saturday - Learn how BLO makes opera happen!
Musto's Many Talents
Bombalina is in charge.
Workin' 9 to 5 - A day (and night) in the life of an opera singer.
Musto Makes Movies
Two weeks to go!
The Best Singer in the World...
THE INSPECTOR Has Arrived!
JAMES MACMILLAN’S CLEMENCY NOMINATED FOR OLIVIER AWARD
Sometimes in the Arts, Impermanence Is Good
Facsimile of Rossini's original score
Announcing the 2012/13 Season!
First time Figaro, part 2
First time Figaro
What's for Dinner on THE LIGHTHOUSE?
Lighthouses in peril
Losing (and gaining the spirit of) two important opera singers
The Ghost of the Lady Light Keeper
A word about the music of 'The Lighthouse'
The Ghost of a Pirate's Wife
Tech Week for THE LIGHTHOUSE
Week 2 Roundup of 'The Lighthouse' rehearsals
A Haunted Tower Built on the Sea
General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson on Opera in Boston
Strange and spooky origins
Visiting the performance space for 'The Lighthouse'
Day 2 of staging The Lighthouse
Program Change: Opera Night at the BPL
Building 'The Lighthouse'
Opera App is more than a Toi! Toi! Toi!
Happy New Year!
It's YOUR BLO #2
Provocative Opera at 2 Extremes
Looking for something to do during school vacation week?
Intern Ramblings: Opera & Gum
Whistle While You Work, Part 2
Whistle While You Work
Tis the season!
It's YOUR BLO
the wilder things at Macbeth
BLO Exposed, continued
MACBETH MURDERS (at the MOVIES)
For the first time ever: BLO Exposed!
Loving that $3.50 ticket!
Musical men about town
Turning back the clock on ticket prices!
Flying with 200% concentration
Notes from Tech Week
Full Speed Ahead
SEIZE THE POWER - OK, BUT THEN WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT? (Part 2)
Just for fun
TO THE AUDIENCE--SEIZE THE POWER (Part 1)
The New Girl In Town
Office space on the road
Spooky start to the season, indeed!
Tell Us a Story
Arts in Education Week
Macbeth Research in Birnam Wood
Opera Around the World: Das Rheingold
UPDATE: MACBETH T-shirt Giveaway!
MACBETH T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY!
Macbeth #Tweetfest comes to life!
How would you tweet this?
Could Shakespeare Tweet?
Breaking Macbeth down into tweet-able bits!
And Now, A Word From Our Intern…
Right Hand Red
JOHN CONKLIN HONORED
An Exciting new Opera-tunity for Schools
Pay Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain
Hot-tempered Arias in the City
Flashback: Caroline Worra
Opera Conference 2011: Part 3
Opera Conference 2011: Part 2
Opera Conference 2011: Part 1
A Dreamy Night at the Opera:
A 1935 Midsummer Night’s Hollywood Dream
Backstage at the Opera at the Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, the Beatles, and Donald Duck...
The Magic of Midsummer
We have a winner!
A Great Day for Boston!
What [Not] to Wear
Midsummer's night dream is this picture!
'Midsummer' inspires poetry!
Let's BLO them away!
Midsummer Night's Dream in Midtown Manhattan
A Midsummer's Poem
Gucci, Armani, Prada, Louboutins… Nadine Sierra’s (Early Spring) Dream
Show us your Midsummer Night's Dream!
A Brave New World
Why you might enjoy an Opera more than you think…
I feel pretty!
You know I don’t speak Italian…
Let's talk about 'wings'...and 'borders'...
BLO's blog got a facelift!
The BLO Bunch gets a new attitude!
Backtrack: Kevin Burdette
Why opera? Why me?
A Gripping 'Agrippina'
Fun + Opera = 'Agrippina'
Agrippina: Tufts Daily
Tips for Handel-ing a Baroque Opera!
'Agrippina' opens TONIGHT!
Opera's most excited audience
THREE QUESTIONS: Christian Van Horn
Opera at Brown University
THREE QUESTIONS: Gary Thor Wedow
Measure your pleasure
THREE QUESTIONS: Crystal Manich
Backstage with Anthony Roth Costanzo
Comedy & Irony: 'Agrippina'
Check your expectations at the door.
Welcome to our performance
See and be seen!
'The Emperor of Atlantis' - Confusing. Intriguing. Ullmann
'Atlantis' tells a modern musical tale
The BLO Bunch hits the hot-spots
What is this experience?
The Emperor of Atlantis: reviewed
After the production closes
Backstage with John Mac Master - That's a wrap!
In Terezin, Where 'The Emperor Atlantis, or Death Quits' was Imagined.
Opera: Where Did It All Begin?
Viktor Ullmann - Der Kaiser von Atlantis
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 6)
An opera written in a Prison Camp? Sounds bleak!
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 5)
Music from Terezin: a studied look
ONE WEEK until the 2nd BLO Bunch Event!
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 4)
Law and Order: Opera Unit
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 3)
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 2)
Backstage with John Mac Master (Part 1)
Thinking outside the Proscenium
Looking ahead: Spring 2011 at the opera
Shakespeare meets opera
Be the next BLO Bunch SUPERSTAR!
Crimal Underworld meets corrupt opera house?
Agrippina - what's it all about?
A Fantastic Night of Festivities
Out and about after the opera
A Night at the Opera
‘Tosca’ dishes up drama, classic music
'Tosca' proves opera is accessible for all
I don't know what to wear to the opera!
5 DAYS UNTIL STUDENT NIGHT AT THE OPERA!
The BLO Bunch partners with Jacob Wirth!
Opera and MTV
What exactly is The BLO Bunch?
Let's go to the opera!
What BLO offers, a student perspective
Can't wait until Tosca opens?
What will my seat be like?
Boston Has an Opera House, Right?
Oh the DRAMA!
Is opera boring?
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