BLO & Landmarks Orchestra on the Hatch Shell

BLO Concert in Collaboration with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

BLO Concert in Collaboration
with Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
Free, open to the public


Due to the threat of storms, tonight’s concert will be held at the
Church of the Covenant,
67 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116.

Seating will be first come, first served.
A line will form starting at 6:00 PM.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Boston Lyric Opera proudly continues a series of highly successful collaborations with the Landmarks Orchestra. The program is conducted by BLO Music Director, David Angus, and provides a sneak peek at the Company’s upcoming season, including selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Verdi’s La Traviata and The Force of Destiny, Janáček’s Kátya Kabanová, Rossini’s Cinderella, Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, and Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss II.

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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)


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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


The Force of Destiny – Verdi


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

The Gondoliers – Sullivan

Regular, Royal Queen
Chelsea Basler, Anya Matanovic, Omar Najmi, and David Wadden

Die Fledermaus – J. Strauss II

Brother mine…
The Company