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Lucy Caplan

Lucy Caplan
Lucy Caplan is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, where she is writing a dissertation on African American opera in the early twentieth century. She is the recipient of the 2016 Rubin Prize for Music Criticism.

Recent Posts

The Complexity and Humanity of Floria Tosca

Oct 17, 2017 3:33:45 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in Tosca, #ToscaBLO, 2017/18 Season, Women in opera

Even as Tosca faces personal danger, she imagines the world beyond her immediate circumstances and makes clear that she is a person of depth and substance.
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Carmen in Boston: A Look Back at the Opera’s Local Premiere

Sep 2, 2016 11:10:36 AM
By Lucy Caplan

Carmen in Boston: A Look Back at the Opera’s Local Premiere. Before Carmen was one of the most famous operas in the world, it was something completely and utterly new. A daring story by a relatively unknown young composer, it broke the conventional rules of the genre and introduced the world to some of the most compelling operatic characters ever created.
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Celebrating a Year of Opera

Jul 11, 2016 2:44:00 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in 2015/16 Season, Emerging Artists, In the Penal Colony, la boheme, Lehar, opera gala, Philip Glass, Werther

Lucy Caplan, BLO Education & Community Engagement Intern, shares photos and memories celebrating a year of opera.
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