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Photo Essay: 2013 Year-in-Review

Dec 18, 2013 2:35:00 PM
By BLO Staff

2013 was an exciting year for Boston Lyric Opera.
Take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back with this photo essay:
Christine Abraham and David Kravitz.
Photo: Eric Antoniou

BLO's 4th annual Opera Annex Production: the US premiere of James MacMillan's Clemency at the Artist for Humanity EpiCenter.

Michelle Trainor.
Photo: Eric Antoniou
Caroline Worra and Sandra Piques Eddy.
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Sir Thomas Allen, Paul Appleby, and Matthew Worth.
Photo: Eric Antoniou
PRIMA members.
Photo: Alexandra Sherman

Guests enjoy the post-COSI PRIMA party at Tantric India Bistro.

PRIMA members.
Photo: Alexandra Sherman
Alfred Walker and Olivia Dundon-Duvall
Photo: Eric Antoniou

The US premiere of the 1841 critical edition of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Chorus members of The Flying Dutchman.
Photo: Eric Antoniou
Tantric India Bistro owners, Subash and Srila, with
singers, Allison Oakes and Ann McMahon Quintero.

Guests enjoy the post-Dutchman PRIMA party at Tantric India Bistro.

PRIMA members.
"The Physics of Sound" presentation
with the Museum of Science, Boston.
Photo: Ben Gebo

Over 300 guests explored The Flying Dutchman set, enjoyed performances by BLO singers, listened to presentations by BLO orchestra members and our friends at the Museum of Science, explored the back stage area and dressing rooms at the Shubert Theatre, and much more at the May 2013 Open House at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Opera story time.
Photo: Ben Gebo

 

Students perform an opera of their own creation.
Photo: Ben Gebo

Over 100 students from 3 different schools participated in the Music! Words! Opera! festival at Wheelock Family Theatre.

Resident Teaching Artist, Heather Gallagher, works with students.
Photo: Ben Gebo

 

BLO singers perform a selection from The Magic Flute.

BLO singers performed at the first ever Outside-the-Box festival on Boston Common.

Audience enjoying BLO's performance of The Magic Flute.

 

Guests at the annual Landmarks concert.
Photo: Ben Gebo

Nearly 8,000 opera fans enjoyed BLO's performance with Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the annual free concert at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on the Esplanade.

Chelsea Basler at the annual Landmarks concert.
Photo: Ben Gebo

 

President/CEO of Boston Children's Museum, Carole Charnow,
with BLO General & Artistic Director, Esther Nelson.

BLO teamed up with Boston Children's Museum for an interactive workshop on "Magical, Musical Tales." 

Resident Teaching Artist, Heather Gallagher,
leads a workshop with children.
BLO explores Stone Zoo.

Craft day at Stone Zoo centered on the animals and wonders found in Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Children show off their Papageno/Papagena masks at Stone Zoo.

 

James Myers on piano.

Celebrating the anniversary of Celebrity Series by participating in their Play Me! I'm Yours street piano concert series. 

James Myers, So Young Park, Chelsea Basler, and Isaac Bray.

 

So Young Park.
Photo: Eric Antoniou

Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre.

Neal Ferreira and Andrew Garland.
Photo: Eric Antoniou
General & Artistic Director, Esther Nelson.

For the first time BLO celebrated its annual Gala at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre on the same night as the season opening performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Meredith Hansen, Nicole Rodin, Michelle Trainor.
Heather Johnson.
Photo: Eric Antoniou

BLO's 5th annual Opera Annex production: Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden (a chamber version in seven scenes) at the Castle at Park Plaza.

Daniel Mobbs, Caroline Worra, and Heather Johnson.
Photo: Eric Antoniou
Guests at the open house.
Photo: Ben Gebo

Over 200 guests explored the Lizzie Borden
set, enjoyed performances by BLO singers, learned about the Lizzie Borden case, played Victorian dress up, participated in a paint-by-number of MA most famous murderess, explored
the dressing rooms and costume designs, and much
more at the November 2013 Open House at the Castle at Park Plaza. 

Lizzie Borden paint-by-number.
Photo: Ben Gebo

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