In the Wings

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Schoenberg in...Hollywood?

Nov 15, 2018 11:42:59 AM
By Joseph Auner posted in living composers, living librettists, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

The title of Tod Machover’s new opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, will likely be reframed as a question by many audience members, e.g. “Schoenberg in Hollywood?” What could the inventor of the musical revolutions of atonality and twelve-tone music possibly have to do with Hollywood?
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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 new works, world premiere, Identity, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO, Schoenberg

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 living composers, new works, HIGH FIVE, world premiere, Identity, Dissenters & Rebels, 2018/19 Season, #HollywoodBLO

Get to know the World Premiere opera, SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD by composer Tod Machover.
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Transforming Spaces for Opera

Apr 18, 2018 12:23:47 PM
By BLO Staff posted in New Production, scenic design, Burke & Hare, #BurkeBLO, world premiere, #tahitiBLO, Leonard Bernstein, creative team

Boston Lyric Opera has a long history of creativity in building new spaces for opera. Perhaps our most unique example is our upcoming production of Trouble in Tahiti and Arias & Barcarolles, running May 11-20 at DCR Steriti Ice Rink.
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The Dress Circle - Gala & After Party Edition

Nov 13, 2017 2:02:26 PM
By BLO Staff posted in Fashion, 2017/18 Season, #BurkeBLO, world premiere

The theme was Dress to Kill & by kill we mean SLAY! Which is exactly what our patrons did this past weekend at the World Premiere Gala & After-Party!
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