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Video Games & Opera: NieR Automata

Jul 31, 2017 11:18:48 AM
By Morgan McKendry posted in BLO, video games

Similar to opera, Nier: Automata’s sound engineering guides the player through its story through its use of music.
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Hey, Renée! Meet Jenny of The Threepenny Opera

Jul 3, 2017 10:37:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Interview, 2017/18 Season, #ThreepennyBLO

We had the pleasure of talking to Renée Tatum who will be playing Jenny in Boston Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera.
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Video Games & Opera: Persona 5

Jun 29, 2017 9:59:11 AM
By Morgan McKendry posted in #CarmenBLO, BLO, video games

Much like opera, video games are an incredible amalgamation of the arts. In Persona 5, this love of music bursts forth with a diva we know all too well, Carmen.
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Vissi d'arte: Top 10 Toscas

Jun 21, 2017 1:04:28 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Puccini, Tosca, #ToscaBLO, Vissi d'arte

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, opening BLO’s 2017/18 Season on October 13, boasts one of the most heart-wrenching arias of all time: Vissi d'arte.
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A Musical Collaboration: BLO, BEMF & Boston Baroque

Jun 20, 2017 3:57:46 PM
By Jane Pisciottoli Papa posted in BLO, early music, BEMF, Boston Baroque

In 1981, Banchetto Musicale (now known as Boston Baroque), Boston Lyric Opera, and the Boston Early Music Festival collaborated on a production of The Coronation of Poppea.
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From the Fifth Graders... Ten Mile Day Opera

Jun 16, 2017 2:03:16 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, community engagement, Ten mile day opera, St. Brendan's School, Create your own opera

BLO is pleased to support the premieres of 13 original classroom operas through our Create Your Own Opera Partnership residency program in greater Boston area schools. Originally published in the St. Brendan's School Newspaper.
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The 5 Hottest Moments in Opera

Jun 12, 2017 1:52:37 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Summer, #ToscaBLO, Summertime

The sun is out, the temperatures are creeping up… it’s almost summertime! To celebrate, here are our 5 of our favorite summer moments in the operatic canon.
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From a BLO Volunteer... 80 Hours at the Opera

Jun 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Nina Jones, Volunteer

Volunteer contributions are essential to BLO throughout the season, helping to fill in pivotal gaps. Nina was kind enough to share her experience with us.
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A Tosca-Inspired Tour of Rome

Jun 5, 2017 2:06:24 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, Puccini, Tosca, #ToscaBLO, Rome, Travel Goals

Got summer #travelgoals? Take the Tosca Tour. Puccini’s TOSCA, opening BLO’s 2017/18 Season, takes place in several of Rome’s iconic locations.
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OPERA in the 20th & 21st Centuries: BLO’s 2017/18 Season

May 26, 2017 1:22:19 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in BLO

Boston Lyric Opera will again journey to four different performance venues, but the Company remains committed to strongly theatrical productions of meaningful works—three contrasting 20th-century operas and the World Premiere of an opera from the 21st century.
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