360-Degree Art Form: Rosetta Cucchi

By | 2017-04-16T07:56:32+00:00 April 14th, 2017|

Last Season Cucchi’s direction of Puccini’s La Boheme for Boston Lyric Opera proved so successful that the Company invited her back to produce Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro this year. During a pause in preparations last week, Cucchi sat down in the break room in the rehearsal space in the Boston Center for the Arts to talk

Meet the #FigaroBLO TWEET SQUAD

By | 2017-04-12T21:13:57+00:00 April 11th, 2017|

These digital influencers brought our opera hashtags to TRENDING status each of the three times they've convened. They're hilarious, fun, and twitter-powerful.

The Marriage of Figaro: Designs Sneak Peek

By | 2017-04-10T18:43:20+00:00 April 10th, 2017|

Reuniting Rosetta Cucchi, stage director, and John Conklin, BLO Artistic Advisor and scenic designer—the dramaturgical minds behind our 2015/16 Season La Bohème—this upcoming production of Mozart’s classic sets the action in an imaginary Italian villa in the 1950s, a world of luxury and cinematic style.

Three Figaros in Search of an Opera

By | 2017-03-29T14:40:12+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

Of the Beaumarchais Figaro trilogy of plays, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro live on both in their own right and through the operas that mark cornerstones of the repertory, while the third play, The Guilty Mother, has provided the foundation for a fascinating, challenging 20th-century work.

Stravinsky Arrested in Boston for Desecration

By | 2017-03-09T13:29:24+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

"Boston Globe: Did the Star-Spangled Banner land Stravinsky in jail?" An irresistible headline, a famous photograph…but it may all be just a kind of urban legend, “fake news” before its time. The real story is rather more complex and interesting.