Concert in the Courtyard

Boston Public Library, McKim Courtyard

Boston Public Library, McKim Courtyard

BLO Concert in the Courtyard
at Boston Public Library

Friday, August 8, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Free, open to the public
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The program provides a sneak peek at the Company’s upcoming season, including selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Verdi’s La Traviata, Janáček’s Kátya Kabanová, Rossini’s Cinderella, and Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II.



Chelsea Basler#, soprano

BLO: Papagena, The Magic Flute (Debut, 2013); Margret Borden, Lizzie Borden; Countess Ceprano, Rigoletto

Upcoming: Flora, La Traviata; Isolt, The Love Potion; Glascha, Kátya Kabanová; Zerlina, Don Giovanni

Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano

BLO: Dorabella, Così Fan Tutte; Idamante, Idomeneo; Kate Pinkerton, Madama Butterfly

Upcoming: Varvara, Kátya Kabanová

Anya Matanovic, soprano

Upcoming: Violetta, La Traviata (Debut)

Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone

BLO: Andrew Borden, Lizzie Borden; Escamillo, Carmen

Omar Najmi#, tenor

BLO: First Priest, The Magic Flute (Debut, 2013); Reverend Harrington, Lizzie Borden, Borsa, Rigoletto; Bruno, I Puritani

Upcoming: Kahedin, The Love Potion; Vanya Kudrjasch, Kátya Kabanová

David Wadden#, bass-baritone

Upcoming: Marchese d’Obigny, La Traviata (Debut); The Love Potion

David Angus, Music Director

BLO: Flying Dutchman; Così Fan Tutte; Clemency; The Magic Flute;

Lizzie Borden; I Puritani

Upcoming: The Love Potion; Kátya Kabanová; Don Giovanni

Sharon Daniels, Stage Director

BLO: The Ballad of Baby Doe (Debut)


#BLO Emerging Artist

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Boston Lyric Opera

David Angus, conductor
Chelsea Basler, soprano
Anya Matanovic, soprano
Sandra Piques Eddy, mezzo-soprano
Omar Najmi, tenor
Daniel Mobbs, bass-baritone
David Wadden, bass-baritone

Staged by Sharon Daniels

Don Giovanni – Mozart

Sextet – Chelsea Basler, Anya Matanovic, Sandra Piques Eddy, Omar Najmi, Daniel Mobbs, and David Wadden

Zerlina/Don Giovanni Duet
Chelsea Basler and David Wadden

La Traviata – Verdi

Violetta/Germont Scene
Anya Matanovic, Daniel Mobbs with Omar Najmi and David Wadden

Violetta’s Act I Aria
Anya Matanovic with Omar Najmi


Kátya KabanováJanáček

Kátya/Varvara/Vanya Scene
Chelsea Basler, Sandra Piques Eddy, and Omar Najmi

Cinderella – Rossini

Chelsea Basler, Anya Matanovic, Sandra Piques Eddy, Omar Najmi, Daniel Mobbs, and David Wadden

Cinderella’s Aria
Sandra Piques Eddy

Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss II

Brother mine…
The Company