Today is the first rehearsal for BLO's production of LIZZIE BORDEN - a newly commissioned one act version of Jack Beeson's dramatic opera that in its original three act version enjoyed great success at New York City Opera and at Glimmerglass. With the newly realized chamber orchestration that reveals anew the inherent power of the score, performed in the appropriately Gothic ambiance of the Castle and directed by one of America's boldest and incisive directors, Christopher Alden, this promises to be crucial and unmissable part of BLO's season. To celebrate this important launching , we today start features on Facebook and Twitter. We have been extremely fortunate to engage an intriguing guest to help us here. The volatile , misunderstood heroine (or murderess ?) Lizzie herself a Facebook page - a forum to present her uncensored, possibly revelatory , perhaps controversial thoughts and musings - and a place where you can interact (if you dare) with this most notorious, ambiguous and fascinating celebrity .