2009/10 Season



NOV 6-12 | 2009
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by French composer Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Creative Team

Conductor: Keith Lockhart
Stage Director: Nicholas Muni
Costume Designer: Gabriel Berry
Set Designer: John Conklin
Lighting Designer: Thomas Hase*

Photos: Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera © 2009


Hanan Alattar – Micaëla
Darren T. Anderson – Remendado
John Bellemer – Don José
Stephanie Chigas – Mercédès
Andrew Garland – Dancaïro
Gregory Gerbrandt – Moralès
Meredith Hansen – Frasquita
Dana Beth Miller – Carmen
Daniel Mobbs – Escamillo
Darren K. Stokes – Zuniga


The Turn of the Screw

FEB 3-6 | 2010
at The Park Plaza Castle

Music by Viktor Ullmann | Libretto by Petr Kien. With the world premiere of a prologue by Richard Beaudoin, specially commissioned by BLO
Sung in English, BLO premiere and new BLO production

Creative Team

Conductor: Andrew Bisantz
Stage Director: Sam Helfrich
Set Designer: Andrew Lieberman
Video Designer: Leah Gelpe
Costume Designer: Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer: Aaron Black

Photos: Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera © 2010


Prologue/Quint: Vale Rideout
The Governess: Emily Pulley
Flora: Kathryn Skemp
Miles: Ryan Williams (Feb. 1, 5)
Miles: Aidan Gent (Feb. 3, 6)
Mrs. Gross: Joyce Castle
Miss Jessel: Rebecca Nash

The Barber of Seville

FEB 21 | 2010 | Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre, Regis College, Weston
FEB 28 | 2010 | Strand Theatre, Dorchester
MAR 7 | 2010 | Wheelock Family Theatre, Wheelock College, Boston
MAR 14 | 2010 | Melrose Veterans Middle School, Melrose

Music by Gioachino Rossini, libretto by Cesare Sterbini
BLO introduces families and schools to the amazing, multidisciplinary world of opera in a production tailored for children: fully staged, sung in English and just one squirm-proof hour long.

Creative Team

Conductor: Timothy Steele
Stage Director: R.B. Schlather
Costume Designer: Gail Buckley
Lighting Designer: Michael Clark Wonson
English Diction Coach: Allison Voth
Production Stage Manager: Lauria Kincaid
Technical Director: Stephen Woodward
Wardrobe Supervisor: Bry Power
Electrician: Erin Floyd
Carpenter: George Thomas Kane
Properties Supervisor: Rebecca Helgeson

Photos: Roger Farrington for Boston Lyric Opera © 2010

Cast in order of vocal appearance

Figaro: Gregory Gerbrandt
Count Almaviva: Charles Blandy
Rosina: Nicole Rodin
Doctor Bartolo: T. Steven Smith
Don Basilio: Frank Ward, Jr.


Ariadne auf Naxos

MAR 12-23 | 2010
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Richard Strauss, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Boston Lyric Opera presents the North American premiere of the critically acclaimed Welsh National Opera production! Sung in German with projected English translation

Creative Team

Conductor: Erik Nielsen*
Stage Director: Neil Armfield*
Revival Director/Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Set/Costume Designer: Dale Ferguson*
Lighting Designer: Tim Mitchell*

* BLO Debut

Photos: Jeffrey Dunn for Boston Lyric Opera © 2010

Cast (in order of vocal appearance)

Music Master: Jake Gardner
Prima Donna/Ariadne: Majorie Owens
Composer: Edyta Kulczak
Zerbinetta: Rachele Gilmore
Harlequin: Jesse Blumberg
Scaramuccio: Tracy Wise
Truffaldino: David M. Cushing
Dancing Master/Brighella: Julius Ahn
Tenor/Bacchus: Brandon Jovanovich
Naiad: Joanna Mongiardo
Dryad: Andrea Coleman
Echo: Mara Bonde
Lackey: John Whittlesey
Wigmaker: Anton Belov
Officer: Neal Ferreira



Idomeneo, re di Creta

APR 23 – MAY 2 | 2010
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Creative Team

Conductor: David Angus*
Stage Director: Lillian Groag
Set Designer: John Conklin
Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman*
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel

Photos: Charles Erickson for Boston Lyric Opera © 2010

Cast (in order of vocal appearance)

Ilia: Camille Zamora*
Idamante: Sandra Piques Eddy
Elettra: Caroline Worra*
Arbace: Steven Sanders
Idomeneo: Jason Collins*
High Priest: Neal Ferreira
Neptune: Craig Phillips

With BLO’s Orchestra and Chorus.

* BLO Debut