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Provocative Opera at 2 Extremes

Dec 18, 2011 3:36:00 PM
By BLO Staff

Last season's Opera Annex production, The Emperor of Atlantis was featured in this article by The New York Times. Our
Opera Annex is a fully staged production designed for an alternative
space outside the traditional theater environment, all at a lower ticket
price. The New York Times praised, The Emperor of Atlantis as the "most tantalizing" production of the 2010/2011 Season in its original review of the production and in this weekend's article includes that same production as one of "the most memorable performances [...] by groups that specialize in the
repertory’s extremes, early and new music. And thoughtful, often
provocative opera productions figured prominently at both ends."

This season's Opera Annex, Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse, is modern piece based on the stories about the lighthouse on the Isle of Shoals. The opera is an unforgettably gripping and overwhelming
portrait of growing madness and possession. A chamber orchestra and
Davies’ own compelling and mysteriously deep libretto, conjure up an
isolated world, terrifying and moving. Don't miss it!

Topics: Opera Annex, The Emperor of Atlantis, The Lighthouse

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