Signature Series & Reception

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Boston 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.

Ancient Greek Myth and Opera
Sunday, October 5 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium

Zarzuela and Tonadilla:  Powerful Spanish Dramatic Music Traditions
Wednesday, October 22 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Remis Auditorium

 

Sponsors:

Massachusetts Cultural Council

ArtWeek Boston

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Ancient Greek Myth and Opera
Sunday, October 5 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
$16/20 [member/non-member]

Purchase Tickets

Christine Kondoleon, George D. and Margo Behrakis Senior Curator of Greek and Roman Art
Performers from Boston Lyric Opera

 

Celebrate the MFA’s reimagined Ancient Greek galleries by hearing myths through the seductive power of opera. Presented by Boston Lyric Opera artists and curator Christine Kondoleon, the timeless stories of the Trojans, Electra, and Orpheus come alive through the music of Handel, Berlioz, Strauss, Offenbach, and others.

ArtWeek Boston

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Zarzuela and Tonadilla:  Powerful Spanish Dramatic Music Traditions
Wednesday, October 22 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
$28/35 [member/non-member]

Purchase Tickets

James Myers, BLO Lecturer and Rehearsal Coach/Accompanist
Performers from Boston Lyric Opera

Spanish operatic experience became distinctly national following its 17th-century introduction.  In contrast with other parts of Europe, opera in Spain was slow to evolve due to an already existing powerful lineage of spoken drama.  In time the colorful operetta forms of zarzuela and tonadilla became deeply connected to local roots, ideas, language and dialects, and dynamic Spanish humor.  Together we will explore the rich history, individual contributions, and inspired music of these vibrant dramatic traditions.  Jointly we will explore visual presentations based on the Museum of Fine Art’s Spanish exhibit, and enjoy beautiful performances by artists from Boston Lyric Opera.