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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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40th Anniversary Season: The High Notes

May 19, 2017 9:30:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, community engagement, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO

BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season has been an incredible journey of music, drama, and joy across our great city. Take a look back at some of the high notes with us. Learn More

Images (top to bottom): Vincent Turregano, baritone, performs at BLO’s Concert in the Courtyard (Paul Marotta, Perfect Bokeh Photography). High school students pose with Carmen artists Kathryn Skemp Moran, Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Roger Honeywell (L-R) (Paul Marotta, Perfect Bokeh Photography). Felicia Gavilanes, mezzo-soprano, and Vincent Turregano, baritone, perform at the MFA European Galleries. Heather Gallagher and Maya Kherani perform as Hansel and Gretel, with teaching artist Brendan Buckley, center, for students at St. Brendan School in Dorchester.

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Student Figaro Reviews

May 5, 2017 11:22:01 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, community engagement, Student Night at the Opera, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO

BLO invites high school and college students to attend the final dress rehearsals of its productions. Read what these students thought about The Marriage of Figaro.
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Easter Eggs in The Marriage of Figaro

May 3, 2017 11:57:57 AM
By Morgan McKendry posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO, easter eggs

During the performance did your ears happen to perk up at the sound of something familiar? Brett Hodgdon has found spaces within the opera to weave in some well placed Easter eggs.
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