SEP 27 – OCT 6

ICONIC MUSIC
JEALOUSY & PASSION
IMMERSIVE, ONE-OF-A-KIND
INSTALLATION

Music and Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

NOV 13-17

COVERT ROMANCES
POLITICS & POWER
A MODERN CLASSIC

An Opera by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Based on the 2007 novel “Fellow Travelers” by Thomas Mallon


MAR 13-22, 2020

ANCIENT LOVE TRIANGLE
VIVID, CAPTIVATING MUSIC
ELECTRIFYING TITLE ROLE

Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani


MAY 8-17, 2020

CLASSIC BAROQUE GEM
THRILLING VOCAL FIREWORKS
A STORY FOR THE AGES

Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym

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Beyond the Stage: An Intern’s Perspective on Community Engagement at Boston Lyric Opera

I began writing this blog post a couple of weeks prior to the opening of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia in March, Boston Lyric Opera’s third production of the Season, opening. Since then, Emerson College, where I attend graduate school, has come under fire after several unidentified students posted a list of names of students who violated the sexual misconduct policy. As I’m writing this today, the New York Times published an article about Swarthmore College fraternity members historically and presently committing acts of sexual violence that have been repeatedly ignored by the administration.

By |May 18th, 2019|

Modern Opera, Contemporary Creators: Sitting Down with Composer Poul Ruders

The Danish composer Poul Ruders first came to the United States in 1986, the year after Margaret Atwood published her novel The Handmaid’s Tale. It was then that the late composer/conductor Oliver Knussen brought Ruders to Tanglewood for the American premiere of his craggy orchestral work, Manhattan Skyline. Ruders didn’t read The Handmaid’s Tale that summer – he points out that was long before that he calls the “Hulu-baloo” about the TV series based on the book. But it was there that he met the first and fiercest of his American champions, the guitarist David Starobin and his wife Becky. Ruders has since composed a significant repertory for Starobin and his instrument. The Starobins also run a record company, Bridge, that has to date produced 20 worthwhile CDs featuring Ruders’ music.

By |May 12th, 2019|

Modern Opera, Contemporary Creators: Sitting Down with Actor, Writer & Librettist Paul Bentley

Paul Bentley is the very model of a modern multi-purpose man. He is an actor, an author, a singer, an historian and an opera-lover; his interests range from the Byzantine Empire to King Ludwig of Bavaria, to the 20th century scientist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. In conversation he will burst into “Fair Moon To Thee I Sing” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore in voice still steady and clear and even touch on the Forging Song from Wagner’s Siegfried, complete with pitch-perfect high C. He will tell you that his principal regret in life is that he was not endowed with the kind of voice with which he could have performed all the principal Wagnerian Heldentenor roles.

By |May 12th, 2019|