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HIGH NOTES: And so it begins...

Oct 27, 2016 10:18:59 AM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #GreekBLO

BLO is moving into high gear with its upcoming production of the vivid, disturbing and highly theatrical opera Greek, by Mark-Anthony Turnage. Rehearsal have just started, sets are being built, costumes fitted…all in preparation for a November 16th opening.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know Greek in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 21, 2016 1:59:39 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #GreekBLO

HIGH FIVE: Get to Know Greek in 5 Minutes or Less. The setting is London’s East End, where the aimless Eddy lives with his parents. Upon learning of a fortuneteller’s prediction he will kill his father and marry his mother, Eddy storms off in search of love and adventure.
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THE HERO: Complexes and All

Oct 13, 2016 1:20:23 PM
By John Conklin posted in Oedipus, Oedipal Complex, Psychoanalysis, Freud, #GreekBLO

Few concepts from modern psychology have entered the cultural and popular imagination to the extent of Sigmund Freud’s Oedipus Complex. At once a source of revulsion and titillation, the theory that young boys desire their mothers and hate their fathers is named for the ancient myth of Oedipus, who unwittingly fulfills an oracle’s prophecy that he will marry his mother and kill his father.
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HIGH NOTES: Portrait of a Sphinx

Oct 6, 2016 10:36:41 AM
By John Conklin posted in Oedipus, #GreekBLO, Sphinx

The Sphinx—a creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion (and often with the wings of bird) occurs in many cultures. The Egyptian Sphinx is typically depicted as a man, a benevolent guardian and the bearer of mysterious knowledge and secrets.
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BostonOperaCalendar.org

Oct 4, 2016 12:00:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in 40th Anniversary, BostonOperaCalendar, Press Release

The Boston Opera Alliance – a consortium of regional companies and producers- announces the launch of the Boston Opera Calendar. Created with leading support from Boston Lyric Opera and developed by Opus Affair, the website gives music and opera lovers a one-click destination that highlights live opera performances in and around greater Boston.
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