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“I lived for art, I lived for love.”
TOSCA

OCT 13 – 22 | Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
A co-production between Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha
Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters destined to become masters and victims of their own fate.

CAST

Elena Stikhina, Tosca, TOSCA, Boston Lyric Opera

Elena Stikhina
Tosca

Jonathan Burton, Cavaradossi, TOSCA, Boston Lyric Opera

Jonathan Burton
Cavaradossi

Daniel Sutin, Scarpia, TOSCA, Boston Lyric Opera

Daniel Sutin
Scarpia

James Maddelena, Sacristan, TOSCA, Boston Lyric Opera

James Maddelena
Sacristan

With David Cushing, Jon Jurgens, Vincent Turrengo and Sara Womble

Conductor David Stern
Stage Director Crystal Manich
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Deborah Newhall
Lighting Designer Paul Hackenmueller

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
FRI | OCT 13 | 7:30PM
SUN | OCT 15 | 3:00PM
WED | OCT 18 | 7:30PM
FRI | OCT 20 | 7:30PM
SUN | OCT 22 | 3:00PM

“The people of Edinburgh are not dying…quickly enough.”

BLO New Works | An Opera Annex Initiative

THE NEFARIOUS, IMMORAL BUT HIGHLY PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE OF MR. BURKE & MR. HARE

NOV 8 -12 | The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
Music by Julian Grant | Libretto by Mark Campbell
A world premiere commissioned by Music-Theatre Group with additional support from BLO
Sung in English with English surtitles

When Edinburgh’s world-renowned anatomy schools face a cadaver shortage in the 1820s, two men smell a money-making enterprise. Based on historical events, this highly theatrical and brutally funny piece follows the infamous ten-month killing spree of William Burke and William Hare – and questions how far society will go in the name of “science”.

CAST

William Burden, Dr. Robert Knox, MR. BURKE & MR. HARE, Boston Lyric Opera

William Burden
Dr. Robert Knox

Jesse Blumberg, William Burke, MR. BURKE & MR. HARE, Boston Lyric Opera

Jesse Blumberg
William Burke

Marie McLaughlin, Abigail Simpson, MR. BURKE & MR. HARE, Boston Lyric Opera

Marie McLaughlin
Abigail Simpson

With David McFerrin, Michelle Trainor, Heather Gallagher,
David Cushing, Michael Slattery, Emma Sorenson, Antonia Tamer

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer
Set Designer Caleb Wertenbaker
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel
Movement Director Melinda Sullivan

PERFORMANCE DATES
WED | NOV 8| 7:30PM
THU | NOV 9 | 7:30PM
GALA | FRI | NOV 10 | 7:00PM*
SUN | NOV 12 | 12:00PM
SUN | NOV 12| 4:00PM

*Friday, Nov 10 is BLO’s The Opera Gala with a special performance of Burke & Hare  to support New Works

“Is it only those who have the money who can enter the land of milk and honey?”
THE THREEPENNY OPERA

MARCH 16 – 25 | Huntington Avenue Theatre
Music by Kurt Weill | Libretto by Bertolt Brecht
A new BLO production
Sung in English with English surtitles

As London scrubs up for the coronation, the police cut deals left and right to keep the filth out of sight. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Peachum’s daughter can’t be found…and a notorious gangster is back in town. A landmark 20th century work rarely performed by a professional opera company, Threepenny Opera sends up a satiric critique of capitalism and the meaning of morality when living in the slums.

CAST

Kelly Kaduce, Polly Peachum, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Boston Lyric Opera

Kelly Kaduce
Polly Peachum

Christopher Burchett, Macheath, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Boston Lyric Opera

Christopher Burchett
Macheath

 

Daniel Belcher, Tiger Brown, THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Daniel Belcher
Tiger Brown

Renée Tatum, Jenny Diver, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Boston Lyric Opera

Renée Tatum
Jenny

With Michelle Trainor, Chelsea Basler and James Maddalena

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director James Darrah

PERFORMANCE DATES
FRI | MAR 16| 7:30PM
SUN | MAR 18| 3:00PM
FRI | MAR 23| 7:30PM
SUN | MAR 25 | 3:00PM

“Who could ask heaven for anything more?”
TROUBLE IN TAHITI | ARIAS & BARCAROLLES

SPRING 2018 | Location to be Announced
Music & Libretto by Leonard Bernstein
A new BLO production
Sung in English with English surtitles

With a little white house in the suburbs, Sam and Dinah are the perfect picture of a young couple in the 1950s – and they are both desperately unhappy. A clever and cutting libretto matched with a jazz-infused score, Tahiti delivers a candid and profound portrait of a couple longing for love and intimacy amidst the American dream.

In an evening celebrating the work of Leonard Bernstein, Trouble in Tahiti will be performed with Arias & Barcarolles, a poignant rumination on marriage, life and the nature of love.    

CAST

Heather Johnson, Dinah, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

Heather Johnson
Dinah

David Angus, BLO Musical Director & Piano Accompaniment, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

David Angus
BLO Music Director & Pianist

Brett Hodgon, Pianist Accompaniment, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

Brett Hodgdon
Pianist

Mara Bonde, Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

Mara Bonde
Trio Member

Neal Ferreira, Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

Neal Ferreira 
 Trio Member

Vincent Turregano, Trio Member, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, Boston Lyric Opera

Vincent Turregano
Trio Member

 

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer
Set Designer Paul dePoo III

Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Jeff Adelberg

PERFORMANCE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED