The Art of the Bullfight


If you want a more complete picture of Spanish culture, study bullfighting. Famous writers of various nationalities have eloquently expressed that sentiment from Federico García Lorca to Ernest Hemingway, most notably in the American author’s Death in the Afternoon. “It is impossible to believe the emotional and spiritual intensity and the pure, classic beauty that can be produced by a man, an animal and a piece of scarlet serge,” Hemingway wrote in 1932.

The 40 Seasons of Boston Lyric Opera: A History Part II


Each week during 40 Days of Opera, check back on the BLO blog for a new installment of this in-depth history of BLO!

At the end of Part I, Anne Ewers was named General Director of Boston Lyric Opera amidst extremely challenging conditions – producing Wagner’s four-part Ring cycle had left BLO on the brink of financial collapse, with orchestra members refusing to play until their debts were paid.