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LA BOHÈME

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Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
OCTOBER 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 | 2015
Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Puccini’s poetic masterpiece La Bohème, October 2-11, is reimagined against the electrifying backdrop of the 1968 Paris student revolution. Inspired by the films of the French New Wave, this theatrically and musically vivid new production transports one of the world’s greatest love stories to a mythological Paris, fueled by sexual liberation, intense passion, and burning idealism.

 

JESUS GARCIA AS RODOLFO
JESUS GARCIA
AS RODOLFO
KELLY KADUCE AS MIMÌ
KELLY KADUCE
AS MIMÌ

CONDUCTED BY David Angus
DIRECTED BY Rosetta Cucchi

Kelly Kaduce as Mimì
Jesus Garcia as Rodolfo
Jonathan Beyer as Marcello
Emily Birsan as Musetta
With James Maddalena, Brandon Cedel, and Andrew Garland

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

 


The Penal Colony

OPERA ANNEX:
IN THE PENAL COLONY

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Music by Philip Glass
Libretto by Rudy Wurlitzer
NOVEMBER 11, 12, 14, 15 | 2015
(Opera Annex location to be announced)

Sung in English

Nowhere else but in Philip Glass’s chilling and darkly comic two-character opera can audiences explore the breakdown of civil society in 90 minutes. Adapted from Franz Kafka’s dystopian short story, In the Penal Colony, November 11-15, is a pitch-black fable about crime … and a very unusual punishment. Featuring Glass’s signature driving music and his fierce sense of theater, this Season’s Opera Annex will be a uniquely intimate and innovative production that will leave an indelible mark.

DAVID MCFERRIN AS OFFICER
DAVID MCFERRIN
AS OFFICER
NEAL FERREIRA AS VISITOR
NEAL FERREIRA
AS VISITOR

 

CONDUCTED BY Ryan Turner
DIRECTED BY R. B. Schlather

Neal Ferreira as Visitor
David McFerrin as Officer

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

 


Werther

WERTHER

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Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
MARCH 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 | 2016
Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Sung in French with projected English translation

Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily romantic, this new production of Massenet’s Werther, March 11-20, is set in an arrondissement outside Paris and a cinematic dreamscape inspired by the poetic realism of film director Jean Renoir.  Based on Goethe’s heartbreaking novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, the story unfolds as a dying artist recounts the love he cannot forget.

 

SANDRA PIQUES EDDY AS CHARLOTTE
SANDRA PIQUES EDDY
AS CHARLOTTE
JOSEPH KAISER AS WERTHER
JOSEPH KAISER
AS WERTHER

CONDUCTED BY David Angus
DIRECTED BY Crystal Manich

Joseph Kaiser as Werther
Sandra Piques Eddy as Charlotte
Rachele Gilmore as Sophie
John Hancock as Albert
With Jon Jurgens and James Demler

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

 


The Merry Widow

THE MERRY WIDOW

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Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
APRIL 29, MAY 1, 4, 6, 8 | 2016
Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.

As heady as champagne, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta The Merry Widow, April 29-May 8, draws us into the opulent Paris of the legendary Maxim’s in this first-ever BLO production. Featuring a lush design and a new book by director Lillian Groag, The Merry Widow is set in 1913 Paris in the last moments before the glittering City of Light would be overshadowed by war—a party at the end of the world.

CONDUCTED BY Alexander Joel
DIRECTED BY Lillian Groag

ROGER HONEYWELL AS COUNT DANILLO
ROGER HONEYWELL
AS COUNT DANILO
SUSANNA PHILLIPS AS THE MERRY WIDOW
SUSANNA PHILLIPS
AS THE MERRY WIDOW

Susanna Phillips as Hannah Glawari
Roger Honeywell as Count Danilo
John Tessier as Camille de Rosillon
Andrew Wilkowske as Baron Zeta
Chelsea Basler as Valencienne
Jesse Blumberg as Njegus

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS