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“The only true history of the times”: African American History Onstage

May 29, 2018 2:19:52 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in community engagement, FREE, Identity, African American Composers, Castle of our Skins

In "Crossing the Line to Freedom", opera and song bring the past to life, joining a long tradition of staged performances that dramatize the African American past. Black performing artists have long recognized that the stage is a vitally important platform for the telling of historical stories.
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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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