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A Double-Edged Blade: The Curious History of  MACK THE KNIFE

Mar 15, 2018 9:09:00 AM
By Laurence Senelick posted in 2017/18 Season, #ThreepennyBLO, Brecht, Weill

Shortly before The Threepenny Opera was to open, Harald Paulsen, playing Mack the Knife, demanded an entrance song that would announce his character. Brecht decided to compose one that would counteract the dandy image, and so penned Die Moritat von Mackie Messer--The Ballad of Mack the Knife.
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Arbit Blatas and The Threepenny Opera

Mar 13, 2018 5:37:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in 2017/18 Season, #ThreepennyBLO, Brecht, Weill, Art

The Threepenny Opera is a work that provoked passion, outrage, and has inspired countless other artists over the course of 90 years. One such artist, Arbit Blatas, came back to the themes and story of Threepenny many times over the course of his career as an artist and sculptor.
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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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Finding Your Voice

Dec 4, 2017 12:33:42 PM
By Hannah Fan posted in opera singers, singers, Student Posts, Wagner, General Opera, Cartoons, 2017/18 Season

We all know the image that pops into the head of an average person when they hear “opera”--a fat lady with a horned helmet! Why is this stereotype everywhere?
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Student Review: Burke & Hare

Nov 14, 2017 11:54:25 AM
By BLO Staff posted in new works, Student Posts, 2017/18 Season, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO

A student writes that Mr. Grant and Mr. Campbell’s first collaboration together has certainly proved “highly profitable”—especially for audiences.
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The Dress Circle - Gala & After Party Edition

Nov 13, 2017 2:02:26 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Fashion, 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO, world premiere

The theme was Dress to Kill & by kill we mean SLAY! Which is exactly what our patrons did this past weekend at the World Premiere Gala & After-Party!
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Celebrating Opera Week

Nov 6, 2017 9:11:58 AM
By Esther Nelson posted in Boston, 2017/18 Season, #ArtsMattersDay, Opera Week

Esther Nelson, Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director weighs in on the importance of the arts in our everyday lives.
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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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