“Lizzie Borden took an axe”


Boston Lyric Opera presents the Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. These provocative preludes employ a variety of art forms such as fine art, literature, and music through performance and multimedia to highlight themes in the opera of the season.

Date: November 3, 2013

Program – 2:00 pm, Remis Auditorium
Signature Reception* – 3:00 pm, Bravo Restaurant
Mingle with the performers, sip cocktails, and sample hors d’oeuvres at the MFA’s Bravo Restaurant.

$18 – BLO subscribers, MFA members, seniors and students
$22 – Non-Members
*Signature Reception Tickets $50

To purchase tickets visit the MFA’s website, or contact Institutional Advancement Manager Heather Coulter at hcoulter@blo.org /617.542.4912 x229.

For more information about BLO’s Signature Series collaboration with the MFA, visit mfa.org.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2pm

“Lizzie Borden took an axe”

August 4, 1892 – a stifling, hot day dawns – a day which made Fall River the site of the most sensational and controversial crime scene in US history. A dramatic recreation and re-telling of those bloody hours drawn from trial testimony, newspaper accounts, personal recollections – and from music excerpted from Jack Beeson’s charged and theatrically vivid operatic evocation of the murderous Lizzie.

Featuring performances by Celeste Oliva and BLO’s Lizzie Borden, mezzo-soprano, Heather Johnson.

But, wait … There’s more!

Attend the Signature Reception immediately following the presentation in the Museum of Fine Arts’ highly acclaimed Bravo restaurant. Mingle with the performers and presenters at this lively event while sipping cocktails and sampling tempting hors d’oeuvres inspired by the opera.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Bravo Restaurant

Tickets are an additional $50/person. The receptions often sell out, so purchase your tickets in advance!

To purchase tickets, visit the MFA’s website here or contact Institutional Advancement Manager Heather Coulter at hcoulter@blo.org / 617.542.4912 x229.