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Connections: Harvard, Puritanism, and The Handmaid's Tale

Apr 18, 2019 5:05:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in 2018/19 Season, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale, Religion

BLO's new production of The Handmaid's Tale is a rare opportunity to see an opera in the physical location in which it is set.
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Quickstart: The Handmaid's Tale

Mar 25, 2019 2:22:17 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, Politics and Opera, Stage Directors, Sexual violence in Opera, #handmaidsBLO, Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Everythng you need to know about Boston Lyric Opera's new production of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, by composer Poul Ruders, librettist Paul Bentley, based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.
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Lobby Installation: The Rape of Lucretia

Mar 15, 2019 10:04:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in Art, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #LucretiaBLO, Sexual violence in Opera, Lucretia

Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Rape of Lucretia includes a unique lobby installation--fragments of Lucretia’s story are deconstructed elements from canonical Old Masters paintings, reminding the audience that stories are manipulated by arrangement, interpretation, emphasis, and absence.
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Make a Day of Your Trip to the Opera

Mar 8, 2019 11:55:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Boston Lyric Opera, Just for fun, opera, Travel Goals, venue, Art, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #LucretiaBLO, things to do

Whether you live in the city or are just visiting there are always new places to explore and discover. Explore the recently developed Fort Point and South Boston Seaport area just minutes from the venue for our next opera, The Rape of Lucretia.
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From Esther Nelson: The Power of the Human Spirit

Mar 7, 2019 10:33:04 AM
By BLO Staff posted in Interview, Videos, 2018/19 Season, #LucretiaBLO

Our spring season begins with the powerful story of Lucretia, a woman who's choice to speak up sparked change. Hear General and Artistic Director Esther Nelson discuss why BLO selected this opera and why you should witness this remarkable story.
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Quickstart: The Rape of Lucretia

Feb 25, 2019 1:00:04 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, #LucretiaBLO, Sexual violence in Opera, Lucretia, Roman history

Learn all about the new BLO production of THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA through this quickstart guide.
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Subscriber Spotlight

Feb 8, 2019 3:08:10 PM
By BLO Staff posted in profile, bio, Subscriber Appreciation, Subscribers

Throughout the month of February we will be turning the spotlight on to our Subscribers! Meet some of our biggest fans, learn about their experience with BLO, and discover why they love opera.
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Singing into 2019

Dec 26, 2018 10:25:42 AM
By BLO Staff posted in 2017/18 Season, #ThreepennyBLO, Classroom Operas, #tahitiBLO, Castle of our Skins, 2018/19 Season, #BarberBLO, #HollywoodBLO, Year in Review

As we sing into the New Year, we look back at some of our favorite BLO memories of 2018.
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Student Reactions to the Opera- & Film-Infused SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD

Nov 21, 2018 11:45:49 AM
By BLO Staff posted in Student Night at the Opera, #ArtsEdBLO, Identity, Opera history, 2018/19 Season, school partnerships, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

BLO welcomed dozens of students to the Final Dress Rehearsal of SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD, the World Premiere composed by Tod Machover. A unique fusion of opera, theater, film, and electronics, this opera illuminates the iconic 20th-century composer Arnold Schoenberg at a crossroads in his life. Here's what our student audience had to say.
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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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