Signature Series

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Massachusetts Cultural CouncilBoston Lyric Opera presents the Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and other Boston cultural institutions. These dynamic programs employ a variety of art forms such as fine art, literature, and music through performance and multimedia to highlight opera’s role in the broader context of art and culture.BP-Primary_302_CS6[1]

2015/16 Sponsors:

Gerard and Sherryl Cohen

Boston Private

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series
in partnership with the Somerville Theatre

Opera at the Movies

Moonstruck

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 per person

moonstruck.31164Fall in love with Cher and Nicolas Cage in the hilarious and sweepingly romantic Moonstruck! When unlucky-in-love Brooklyn bookkeeper Loretta meets her fiancé’s brother, Johnny, their instant chemistry sparks a comedy of operatic proportions—and a trip to the iconic Metropolitan Opera to see Puccini’s La Bohème. Cher and Massachusetts-born legend Olympia Dukakis both deliver sharp, witty performances that earned them Academy Awards.

Kick the evening off as Emily Birsan, starring as Musetta in the BLO production, sings a live selection from La Bohème, then get swept away in this movie’s tale of love, family, and the unexpected magic of fate.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Somerville Theatre website here.

Somerville TheatrePlus exclusive perks, including:

  • Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Co. again joins us for Opera at the Movies, with a beer special available for purchase at the bar!
  • Enter to win tickets to BLO’s La Bohème or a private tour of the Aeronaut Brewery for you and up to 10 friends!

Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series
in partnership with the

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MFA Shapiro Celebrity Lectures Series

 

Philip Glass: 40 Years of Opera

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 6:30–7:30PM
Remis Auditorium

Tickets: $32 members/$40 non-members
Tickets on sale at the MFA website as of August 20.

Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of the 20th and 21st centuries.

MFA_RedBlack_LogoIn conversation with WGBH’s Jared Bowen, hear about Glass’s 40 years of composing operas including Einstein on the Beach, Galileo Galilei, Appomattox, The Perfect American,  and In the Penal Colony, which will be presented in a new production by Boston Lyric Opera, November 11-15.

 

Above: Image courtesy of Stewart Cohen.

 

Dance hall Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (French (born in Switzerland), 1859–1923) Colored lithograph on card stock Gift of Leonard A. Lauder Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Dance hall
Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen
(French (born in Switzerland),
1859–1923)
Colored lithograph on card stock
Gift of Leonard A. Lauder
Photograph © Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series
in partnership with the

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MFA Remix Series

Brindisi! Italian and French Drinking Songs

Friday, December 4, 2015 | 7:00–9:00PM
European Galleries and Riley Seminar Room

Tickets: $80 members / $100 non-members
Tickets on sale at the MFA website as of August 20.

 

Indulge in the chansons, songs, and musical toasts of the operatic repertoire and the café and bar culture of Italy and France. Start your evening in the European wing, with performances by Boston Lyric Opera artists amidst the art of the MFA collection, then raise a glass in the Riley Seminar Room with small bites and a discussion of the songs. Finally, sing along as BLO artists raise a final toast and invite you to join the music!MFA_RedBlack_Logo