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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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The Personal, Political Leonard Bernstein

Apr 11, 2018 2:53:43 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Leonard Bernstein's multifaceted musical career, combined with his outspoken involvement in politics and general embrace of public life, made him into a person who seemed inseparable from the broader context in which he lived and worked.
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