The 2018/19 SEASON

Timely, provocative, and delivered with the artistry you’ve come to expect, BLO’s 2018/19 Season invites a dialogue on some of the most challenging issues of our times.  Join us and be part of the conversation.

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | OCT 12-21, 2018 | Boston Lyric Opera
A new production of Rossini’s comic opera

Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

OCT 12 – 21 | Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

Featuring  Matthew Worth, Daniela Mack, Jesus Garcia, David Crawford, Steven Condy, and Michelle Trainor

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Rosetta Cucchi
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Gianluca Falaschi
Lighting Designer DM Wood


THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | OCT 12-21, 2018 | Boston Lyric Opera
BLO New Works | A World Premiere by
Boston composer Tod Machover

An Opera by Tod Machover
Music by Tod Machover
Libretto by Simon Robson
Based on a Scenario by Braham Murray
Commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera

NOV 14 – 18 | Emerson Paramount Center

Featuring  Omar Ebrahim, Sara Womble, and Jesse Darden

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Braham Murray
Set Designer Simon Higlett
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Pablo Santiago
Media and Projection Designer Peter Torpey
Sound Designer Ben Bloomberg
Movement Director Karole Armitage


THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | OCT 12-21, 2018 | Boston Lyric Opera
An ancient story of violation finds modern resonance

Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Ronald Duncan
After the play by André Obey

MAR 11 – 17 | Artists for Humanity EpiCenter 

Featuring  Kelley O’Connor, Duncan Rock,
Brandon Cedel, David McFerrin, Jesse Darden, Antonia Tamer, and Sara Womble

Conductor David Angus


THE BARBER OF SEVILLE | OCT 12-21, 2018 | Boston Lyric Opera
Legendary director Anne Bogart brings Margaret Atwood’s story to life

Music by Poul Ruders
Libretto by Paul Bentley

MAY 5 – 12 | Lavietes Pavilion at Harvard Athletics Complex

Featuring  Jennifer Johnson Cano, Caroline Worra, Maria Zifchak,
Matthew DiBattista, David Cushing, and Michelle Trainor
With Jesse Darden, Kathryn Skemp, Chelsea Basler, Felicia Gavilanes, Vera Savage, Lynn Torgove and Omar Najmi

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Anne Bogart
Movement Director Shura Baryshnikov


THE OPERA GALA | SEP 29, 2018 | Boston Lyric Opera


Kick off Boston Lyric Opera’s 2018/19 season with The Opera Gala on

Saturday, September 29, 2018.

This one-of-a-kind party will include a VIP Dinner, live music, and much more.

For ticketing information, check back in late spring 2018.

For sponsorship inquiries and additional information about The Opera Gala, contact