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DRIVEN INTO THE PARADISE: Arnold Schoenberg and the Exile Experience

Oct 26, 2018 4:13:38 PM
By Harlow Robinson posted in new works, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

Schoenberg juggled multiple national and religious identities during his long creative life: Austrian, German, Jewish, Protestant, American. Through all these dizzying dislocations and re-identifications, however, Schoenberg retained his single most important identity: as a composer.
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Students Love THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Oct 23, 2018 9:37:18 AM
By BLO Staff posted in Student Night at the Opera, Arts Education, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO, school partnerships

Around 400 high school and college students across greater Boston attended BLO’s Final Dress Rehearsal of The Barber of Seville. For many, it was their first experience with opera. Many of the students were surprised and delighted that it was laugh-out-loud funny!
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 23, 2018 9:06:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in living composers, new works, HIGH FIVE, world premiere, Identity, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO

Get to know the World Premiere opera, SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD by composer Tod Machover.
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The Finest Opera Buffa in Existence: Rossini's Sparkling Barber of Seville

Oct 18, 2018 10:25:30 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in Rossini, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO

In January, 1816, Rossini was up against a wall, and the person who put him there was himself. At the end of 1815, the composer was in Rome and the director of Rome’s Teatro Argentina asked him on short notice to compose a new opera for February: the opera that would become The Barber of Seville.
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A Daring Mezzo: Daniela Mack Brings ROSINA to Boston

Oct 17, 2018 2:53:40 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in opera singers, Women in opera, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO

“Rosina is an old friend, but she never gets boring,” says mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack. “To sing the same part all the time would get boring if nothing ever changed, but each new production, each new director, each new concept makes everything different.”
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The Factotums of the City: Rosina & Figaro

Oct 10, 2018 4:50:38 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in Women in opera, Identity, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO

Strolling through the streets of the city as he flits about from house to house and job to job, Figaro enjoys a freewheeling lifestyle limited only by his own imagination. The circumstances of Rosina, the opera’s principal female character, could hardly be more different.
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Vocal Acrobatics & Musical Wit: A History of The Barber of Seville

Oct 5, 2018 9:46:21 AM
By Laura Stanfield Prichard posted in Rossini, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO

BARBER’s story celebrates the lower classes, democratizing opera through sophisticated showpieces for scheming servants and deceptive suitors. Composers, librettists, actors, and singers could mock the complex love intrigues of the upper class and lay bare the social injustices of their time.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know BARBER in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 2, 2018 1:59:34 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Rossini, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO

Get to know Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE in 5 minutes or less.
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You've Heard the Hype, Now Meet the #HypeTeam

Oct 1, 2018 3:56:30 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, #livetweeting, #BarberBLO, #BLOHypeTeam

These digital influencers brought our opera hashtags to TRENDING status each of the three times they've convened. They're hilarious, fun, and twitter-powerful. #BarberBLO
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