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Composer's Note: Tod Machover on Schoenberg in Hollywood

Nov 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM
By Tod Machover posted in Schoenberg, #HollywoodBLO, 2018/19 Season, Dissenters & Rebels, living composers, new works

Tod Machover, the composer behind Schoenberg in Hollywood, wrote this fascinating and insightful note for the program book of the opera's World Premiere production with Boston Lyric Opera. Read on to learn more about Machover's inspiration, process, and the personal meaning behind this new work.
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DRIVEN INTO THE PARADISE: Arnold Schoenberg and the Exile Experience

Oct 26, 2018 4:13:38 PM
By Harlow Robinson posted in #HollywoodBLO, 2018/19 Season, Identity, Schoenberg, world premiere, new works

Schoenberg juggled multiple national and religious identities during his long creative life: Austrian, German, Jewish, Protestant, American. Through all these dizzying dislocations and re-identifications, however, Schoenberg retained his single most important identity: as a composer.
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HIGH FIVE: Get to Know SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD in 5 Minutes or Less

Oct 23, 2018 9:06:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in #HollywoodBLO, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, Dissenters & Rebels, living composers, new works, HIGH FIVE

Get to know the World Premiere opera, SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD by composer Tod Machover.
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Meaningful Stories, Incredible Youth: BLO School Partnerships 2017/18

Jun 29, 2018 1:23:28 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Classroom Operas, Create your own opera, opera for youth, Music Education, Identity, new works, #ArtsEdBLO

With the close of the 2017-18 school year, we look back on an incredible year of school partnerships in communities across greater Boston.
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Student Review: Burke & Hare

Nov 14, 2017 11:54:25 AM
By BLO Staff posted in 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO, Burke & Hare, new works, Student Posts

A student writes that Mr. Grant and Mr. Campbell’s first collaboration together has certainly proved “highly profitable”—especially for audiences.
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Behind the Scenes with the Burke & Hare Creators

Nov 2, 2017 10:54:03 AM
By BLO Staff posted in Boston Lyric Opera, #BurkeBLO, new works

All about the latest BLO Deconstructing Opera Salon: The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare.
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Get to Know JULIAN GRANT and MARK CAMPBELL

Oct 25, 2017 12:57:34 PM
By Lacey Upton posted in 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO, Burke & Hare, living composers, living librettists, new works

You’ve read their official bios, but who are Julian Grant and Mark Campbell, really? Read on for fun facts about the composer and librettist of Burke & Hare.
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Reflections on the Opera America conference

May 17, 2013 11:02:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in behind the scenes, magic flute, new works, OPERA America, Opera Annex

Reflections on the Opera America conference
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