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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know The Marriage of Figaro in 5 Minutes or Less

Mar 23, 2017 11:11:55 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #FigaroBLO

What's is The Marriage of Figaro about? Everything you need to know: Super Short Synopsis. About the librettist. THE PERFECT OPERA? Boston Lyric Opera's Production. Fun Fact.
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Auden’s Search for Fulfillment: The Rake’s Progress

Mar 14, 2017 4:04:29 PM
By Brian Kellow posted in BLO, #BLO40, #RakesBLO, Auden

The inspired suggestion of Auden as librettist came from Stravinsky’s neighbor, Aldous Huxley. Auden had been an opera lover for years, a passion he shared with his devoted-yet-fickle lover Chester Kallman, whom Auden brought on as co-librettist.
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Neoclassicism: Order, Clarity, Balance, Economy

Mar 9, 2017 11:39:27 AM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #RakesBLO, Stravinsky

Neoclassicism in music was an important and striking 20th-century trend…and Stravinsky has often been portrayed as its most eloquent proponent and The Rake’s Progress as its culmination.
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Spotlight on the BLO Production Department

Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM
By Lacey Upton posted in BLO, #BLO40

The production department at an opera company is a crucial force behind each and every performance on stage, taking on the mammoth task of mounting the production and running it smoothly.
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Stravinsky Arrested in Boston for Desecration

Mar 7, 2017 10:57:38 AM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #RakesBLO, Stravinsky

Boston Globe: Did the Star-Spangled Banner land Stravinsky in jail? An irresistible headline, a famous photograph…but it may all be just a kind of urban legend, “fake news” before its time. The real story is rather more complex and interesting.
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Stravinsky: A Chronological Portrait in 7 Photographs and 8 Bits of Music

Mar 3, 2017 11:00:51 AM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #RakesBLO, Stravinsky

Stravinsky: A face of infinite variety and music of an almost unprecedented range of stylistic mastery.
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Jane Eaglen’s Battle Cry: In It for the Music

Mar 1, 2017 3:01:13 PM
By Richard Dyer posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #RakesBLO

Jane Eaglen made her American debut with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in the Hatch Memorial Shell on July 3 and 4, 1992. The soprano had been singing professionally in her native Britain for eight years and stood on the cusp of what turned out to be a major international career.
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The Man about Town: David Cushing Sings in Rake and Figaro

Feb 25, 2017 10:28:56 AM
By Richard Dyer posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #RakesBLO

David Cushing: The man to talk to about in the second half of Boston Lyric Opera's 2016/17 Season. The New Hampshire-born bass-baritone is the only soloist who will appear in both of the remaining productions, Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know The Rake's Progress in 5 Minutes or Less

Feb 21, 2017 4:08:32 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, HIGH FIVE, #RakesBLO

What's is The Rake's Progress about? Everything you need to know: Super Short Synopsis. The Inspiration. An Opera... About Opera? The Boston Lyric Opera Production. Fun Facts
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HIGH NOTES: A little light Oedipus entertainment

Nov 15, 2016 5:15:38 PM
By John Conklin posted in BLO, #BLO40, #GreekBLO

Perhaps we could all use some diversion from the agonies of Eddy and Oedipus! Tom Lehrer has one of the most remarkable biographies I have come across recently. Check him out: Tom Lehrer. Long associated with Boston, Harvard, and MIT both as scholar and as an ultra-smart satirist, he here memorably sums up the eternal Oedipal dilemma.
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