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Backstage glimpses with Boston Lyric Opera

Why opera?

Sep 27, 2010 11:31:00 AM
By BLO Staff

As a young person who loves opera, I'll be the first to admit that we are slightly rare birds. I've never quite understood why--opera is exciting, sexy, and full of decidedly not-G-rated subject matter--accompanied by powerful, sublime music. Current directors and designers are creating innovative, visually stunning productions, and opera is a great theatrical medium for experimenting (Wagner's gesamtkunstwerk definitely has room for acrobats and video projection, that's all I'm saying). I'm from the San Francisco area, and I used to meet other students while waiting in ridiculously long lines to buy student
rush tickets. Now that I'm on the East Coast for school, BLO is where I get my
opera fix, and I'm excited that there's a program for young people like the BLO
Bunch. The great thing about BLO shows is being treated to way more than just
the "standard" production--the design and directorial choices are always fresh
and interesting, and I love having the Opera Annex production in a
non-traditional theater space. The school year can get so busy, and being
involved in the BLO bunch is a perfect way to stay in touch with other young
opera lovers. I am looking forward to meeting fellow students who procrastinate
by watching John Adams' Nixon in China on YouTube instead of writing
papers. See you at the opera!
-- Audrey Chait, Brown University

Topics: Student Posts, BLO Bunch Introductions

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