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The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part VI

Sep 29, 2016 10:08:15 AM
By Jane Pisciottoli Papa posted in #40DaysofOpera, BLO, BLO history

As Boston Lyric Opera celebrates its 40th anniversary season, the Company finds itself enjoying a level of artistic and popular success unprecedented in its history. A look back at that history will prove informative for the charting of a course to world class status in the future.
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Coda: Fall 2016

Sep 21, 2016 4:09:35 PM
By BLO Staff posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Coda

The Fall 2016 Issue of Coda, Boston Lyric Opera's Magazine, is HERE. Check it out! #CarmenBLO #40daysofOpera
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The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part V

Sep 20, 2016 10:13:16 AM
By Jane Pisciottoli Papa posted in #40DaysofOpera, BLO, BLO history

As Boston Lyric Opera celebrates its 40th anniversary season, the Company finds itself enjoying a level of artistic and popular success unprecedented in its history. A look back at that history will prove informative for the charting of a course to world class status in the future.
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HIGH NOTES: Just Kidding…

Sep 16, 2016 4:15:31 PM
By John Conklin posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Cartoons

Carmen cartoon carnage (with ants).... And while we’re on the subject of “Tom and Jerry,” I just can’t resist recalling and posting here my favorite classical music cartoon…
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HIGH NOTES: The Best Entrance Music Ever Given – The Habanera

Sep 14, 2016 1:22:09 PM
By John Conklin posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Habenera, Carmen

The Best Entrance Music Ever Given- The Habanera. We start, of course, with Carmen and the best and sexiest entrance music ever given to any operatic character: the Habanera. And…it’s NOT BY BIZET!
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Sorting BLO's 40th Season by Harry Potter House

Sep 13, 2016 12:28:23 PM
By Rebecca Kittredge posted in #40DaysofOpera, 2016/17 Season, harry potter

No Matter your house, there’s an opera for you! Boston Lyric Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season is one of it’s most eclectic for several reasons. How many arts companies build a season that can be sorted – accurately and honestly, but also by total coincidence, into Hogwarts Houses? BLO is the first for me.
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The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part IV

Sep 12, 2016 10:53:00 AM
By Jane Pisciottoli Papa posted in #40DaysofOpera, BLO, BLO history

As Boston Lyric Opera celebrates its 40th anniversary season, the Company finds itself enjoying a level of artistic and popular success unprecedented in its history. A look back at that history will prove informative for the charting of a course to world class status in the future.
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Soul Sisters: Carmen and Beyoncé

Sep 9, 2016 9:57:55 AM
By Rebecca Ann S. Kirk posted in #CarmenBLO, #40DaysofOpera, Beyonce

Beyoncé’s portrayal of Carmen early in her career influenced her artistic sensibility toward cinematic storytelling through music; informing subsequent albums, concert performances, further film appearances, and most recently, a visual album.
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The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part III

Sep 6, 2016 7:05:34 PM
By Jane Pisciottoli Papa posted in #40DaysofOpera, BLO, BLO history

As Boston Lyric Opera celebrates its 40th anniversary season, the Company finds itself enjoying a level of artistic and popular success unprecedented in its history. A look back at that history will prove informative for the charting of a course to world class status in the future.
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The Art of the Bullfight

Sep 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM
By Matthew Erikson, San Francisco Opera posted in SFO, #CarmenBLO, #bullfighting, #40DaysofOpera, BLO

If you want a more complete picture of Spanish culture, study bullfighting. Famous writers of various nationalities have eloquently expressed that sentiment.
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