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What to Wear? Opera Fashion 101

Jul 21, 2017 12:41:44 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Fashion, Just for fun, General Opera

The thought of going to the opera may conjure up images of men in tails and top hats and women in ballgowns – but anything goes! Here’s our fashion advice.
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Students Ask BLO! Part I

Jul 18, 2017 2:10:29 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in Just for fun, Student Posts, General Opera, Arts Education, Students Ask BLO

The first in a series where we tackle the adorable, silly, and thought-provoking questions about opera from students... Where did the word opera originate?
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Opera Singers Get Patriotic!

Jun 30, 2017 9:05:36 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in Just for fun, General Opera, Videos

With the July 4th Independence Day holiday right around the corner, we picked 4 fabulous moments when opera singers (and a few others) got patriotic.
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Spotlight on the BLO Production Department

Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in BLO, #BLO40

The production department at an opera company is a crucial force behind each and every performance on stage, taking on the mammoth task of mounting the production and running it smoothly.
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The Turmoil of Thatcher’s London

Nov 14, 2016 9:50:24 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in BLO, #GreekBLO, Thatcherism

Greek, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1988 operatic setting of the Oedipus story, is set in the gritty, seething political turmoil of 1980s London: the era of Thatcherism, of extreme political and social changes, and of artistic and cultural revolt. The prosperity and triumph of capitalism that marked Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister from 1979-1990 were not without cost or controversy—especially in the arts.
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