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A Snapshot from 1952

Apr 17, 2018 2:26:49 PM
By John Conklin posted in Leonard Bernstein, Chronology, 1950s, The Game of Dates, #tahitiBLO, 2017/18 Season, John Conklin

From the Korean War to 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,' John Conklin explores events that occurred in 1952, the same year that Trouble in Tahiti premiered.
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Brecht Hated Opera: So Why Write Threepenny?

Mar 14, 2018 2:31:57 PM
By John Conklin posted in #ThreepennyBLO, Brecht, Theater, John Conklin, Weill

Brecht hated opera—a bit simplistic and overstated, granted, but perhaps not entirely inappropriate for dealing with the highly opinionated beliefs of this protean playwright, poet, composer, director, actor, and theoretician. But upon further examination, the situation becomes more ambiguous.
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The Magic Flute Exhibit at New York Public Library—Featuring BLO!

Mar 31, 2016 10:05:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in John Conklin, News, The Magic Flute

Today, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is opening an exhibit titled Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute, an exploration of outstanding artistic scenic and costume designs from 19th, 20th, and 21st century productions—and best of all, the exhibit features designers John Conklin and Nancy Leary's work for Boston Lyric Opera!
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“Variety, Curiosity, Exploration:” A Composer in Search of Almost Everything

Oct 21, 2015 11:32:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in 2015/16 Season, In the Penal Colony, John Conklin, Philip Glass

“Variety, Curiosity, Exploration:” A Composer in Search of Almost Everything
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Philip Glass: An Operatic Life

Oct 16, 2015 10:23:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in 2015/16 Season, In the Penal Colony, John Conklin, Philip Glass

Philip Glass: An Operatic Life
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Lizzie: Signature Series and John Conklin

Oct 25, 2013 10:30:00 AM
By julia posted in John Conklin, lizzie borden, mfa

Lizzie: Signature Series and John Conklin
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So Do We all: Phyllis Pancella gives us a first look in the COSI FAN TUTTE rehearsal room

Feb 26, 2013 3:07:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Boston Lyric Opera, Brett Hodgdon, Cosi fan Tutte, david angus, diction, John Conklin, Karen Oberthal, maid, Nicole Tongue, opera translation, Paul Appleby, Phyllis Pancella, Sir Thomas Allen

So Do We all: Phyllis Pancella gives us a first look in the COSI FAN TUTTE rehearsal room
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Costume renderings by Così Fan Tutte Costume Designers

Feb 26, 2013 1:53:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Boston Lyric Opera, Cosi fan Tutte, costume design, gail buckley, John Conklin

Costume renderings by Così Fan Tutte Costume Designers
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More on the Met/Opera News story...

May 23, 2012 12:32:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in John Conklin

More on the Met/Opera News story...
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"Milk-punch o wisky?"

May 9, 2012 4:05:00 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Clemency, Cosi fan Tutte, John Conklin, Madama Butterfly, The Flying Dutchman, The Inspector

"Milk-punch o wisky?"
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