Signature Series

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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.

Upcoming events:

The Artist Sings
In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sunday, February 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Opera at the Movies: Amadeus
In partnership with Somerville Theatre
Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Inspiration in the Face of Adversity: Humanitarians and Artists
In partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sunday, May 17 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsors:

Gerard and Sherryl Cohen, Signature Series Season Sponsors | Judith K. Marquis and Keith F. Nelson, The Artist Sings Sponsors

Massachusetts Cultural Council

ArtWeek Boston

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

Sunday, February 22 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Remis Auditorium
$16 member/$20 non-member

Hendrick ter Brugghen, Boy Singing, 1627. Oil on canvas. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund (MFA).
Hendrick ter Brugghen, Boy Singing, 1627. Oil on canvas. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund (MFA).

Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi, poets like Andrea Chénier. Then there are those, like Tosca, who demand an actual audience—divas, actors, wandering minstrels, and street clowns. Presented by Boston Lyric Opera performers, hear these characters sing their music. Listen to dramatic words evoking the hypnotic power of the performer from Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, and Willa Cather; and look at paintings and images from the MFA collection that portray singers and artists in their full passionate glory.

Bravo reception with BLO presenters at 3:00 p.m.: add $50 per person.
Sponsored by Judith K. Marquis and Keith F. Nelson.

Featuring actors and Boston favorites Paula Plum and Dale Place and BLO artists Meredith Hansen, John Bellemer, Rafael Delsid, and Vincent Turregano.

To learn more or purchase tickets, please visit the MFA website.

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with Somerville Theatre
Opera at the Movies

AmadeusmovAmadeus
Friday, April 10 | 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
$10 adult/$7 senior
Presented in 35mm!

Experience the grandeur and the drama of Amadeus the way it was meant to be enjoyed—on the big screen! The historic and beautiful Somerville Theatre welcomes Boston Lyric Opera for a special screening of Miloš Forman’s Academy Award®-winning Amadeus (1984), the story of Mozart’s music and life as told by his rival, Salieri. Kick off your evening with a live performance from the upcoming BLO production of Don Giovanni, visit the theatre bar for a great assortment of beer and wine, then delve into a sweeping story of genius, passion, jealousy, and, above all, glorious music.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Somerville Theatre website.

About the Somerville Theatre:
The Somerville Theatre, in the heart of Davis Square, was built in 1914 and has been a home to vaudeville, theatre, music, and film ever since. The classical main theatre, featuring proscenium and balcony, also hosts live events and performances in addition to first-run movies, featuring notable names such as U2, Bruce Springsteen, Maya Angelou, Kevin Spacey, Phish, Norah Jones, Adele, Nelly Furtado, Ben Kingsley, Guster, and countless others. Live theater has taken the stage in recent history as well, such as the annual holiday burlesque extravaganza The Slutcracker. The Somerville Theatre continues doing what it set out to do since 1914 – provide the community with quality entertainment on stage and screen.

Somerville Theatre

Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Inspiration in the Face of Adversity: Humanitarians and Artists
Sunday, May 17 | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
$32 member/$40 non-member

Tickets on sale January 8.

Sonali Deraniyagala, economist; author of Wave
Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University; co-founder, Partners in Health
Russell Lord, Freeman Family Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art
Ryūji Miyamoto, photographer
Performers from Boston Lyric Opera

Inspired by the upcoming exhibition “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3-11,” join us for an afternoon to discuss how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity. Author and economist Sonali Deraniyagala recounts her survival and recovery following the 2011 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami. Humanitarian Paul Farmer shares insights from on-the-ground operations across the world. In the second half of the program, hear the artistic response to recovery with presentations from artist Ryūji Miyamoto of Japan and Russell Lord of New Orleans. Artists from Boston Lyric Opera end the afternoon with a musical meditation on human recovery.

Sponsored by Estrellita Karsh.

To learn more or purchase tickets, please visit the MFA website.