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Dissenters & Rebels: LA BOHÈME

Jul 17, 2018 2:17:39 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in la boheme, Puccini, Dissenters & Rebels, Opera history, 2018/19 Season

Who are the Dissenters and Rebels of opera? In celebration of our 2018/19 Season, take a tour through opera history to find seven examples who upended societal expectations and inspired others to imagine the world anew. First up: poor artists living la vie bohème in 19th-century Paris.
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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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Get to Know Tahiti/Arias in 5 Minutes or Less

Mar 28, 2018 11:36:26 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in New Production, HIGH FIVE, 2017/18 Season, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, 1950s

Get to know two Leonard Bernstein masterpieces, TROUBLE IN TAHITI and ARIAS & BARCAROLLES in 5 minutes or less before BLO's new production in May 2018.
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Get to Know The Threepenny Opera in 5 Minutes or Less

Feb 28, 2018 10:00:23 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in New Production, HIGH FIVE, 2017/18 Season, #ThreepennyBLO, Brecht, Weill

BLO's new production of The Threepenny Opera runs MAR 16-25. Here's what you need to know.
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BLO's Top Ten 2017 Opera Moments

Dec 28, 2017 3:03:49 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Museum of Fine Arts, #RakesBLO, #FigaroBLO, #ToscaBLO, 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO, Top Ten, Classroom Operas

Take a tour through BLO's "Top Ten" opera memories from 2017...
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Edinburgh, 1828: The Historical Core of Burke & Hare

Nov 2, 2017 5:10:45 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Boston Lyric Opera, BLO history, 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO

Edinburgh's schools of anatomy were thriving in the early 19th century - but fresh bodies were scarce. Explore the historical context of BURKE & HARE.
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Composer-Librettist Team Julian Grant and Mark Campbell Talk Burke & Hare

Oct 30, 2017 4:06:18 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in 2017/18 Season, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO

Grant and Campbell discuss their collaboration on Burke & Hare.
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Get to Know JULIAN GRANT and MARK CAMPBELL

Oct 25, 2017 12:57:34 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in living composers, new works, 2017/18 Season, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO, living librettists

You’ve read their official bios, but who are Julian Grant and Mark Campbell, really? Read on for fun facts about the composer and librettist of Burke & Hare.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know BURKE & HARE in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 24, 2017 4:05:28 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in HIGH FIVE, 2017/18 Season, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO

Get to know the World Premiere opera BURKE & HARE by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell in 5 minutes or less.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know TOSCA in Five Minutes or Less

Sep 21, 2017 10:40:20 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in HIGH FIVE, #ToscaBLO, 2017/18 Season

Get to know the new BLO production of TOSCA in five minutes or less!
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