2013/14 Season2017-09-26T13:38:56+00:00

2013/14 Season

 

The Magic Flute

OCT 4-13 | 2013
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
World Premiere. New English Adaptation by Kelley Rourke, Leon Major and John Conklin

Creative Team

Conductor: David Angus
Stage Director: Leon Major
Set Designer: John Conklin
Costume Designer: Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer: Mark Stanley
Lyrics & Projected English Titles: Kelley Rourke
Wigs & Makeup Designer: Jason Allen

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2015

 

Cast, in order of vocal appearance

Tamino: Zach Borichevsky
Pamina: Deborah Selig*
Papageno: Andrew Garland
Monostatos: Neal Ferreira^
Queen of the Night: So Young Park#
First Lady: Meredith Hansen^
Second Lady: Michelle Trainor#
Third Lady: Nicole Rodin#
Sarastro: David Cushing^
First Spirit Messenger: David Kravitz
Second Spirit Messenger: Omar Najmi*#
Third Spirit Messenger: Isaac Bray*
First Boy: Thomas Potts*+
Second Boy: Timothy O’Brien*+
Third Boy: Andrew Peruzzi*+
Papagena: Chelsea Basler*#

*BLO debut
#BLO Emerging Artist
^BLO Emerging Artist Alumnus
+ Member of St. Paul Choir School, Cambridge, MA

 

 

THE OPERA ANNEX:
Lizzie Borden

NOV 20-24 | 2013
at The Castle at Park Plaza

Music by Jack Beeson. Libretto by Kenward Elmslie.
Based on a Scenario by Richard Plant.
Realized by Todd Bashore (orchestration) and John Conklin (dramaturgy).
A new chamber version in seven scenes. Commissioned by BLO.

Creative Team

Conductor: David Angus
Stage Director: Christopher Alden
Wigs and Makeup Designer: Jason Allen
Set Designer: Andrew Holland*
Costume Designer: Terese Wadden*
Lighting Designer: Allen Hahn*
Production Stage Manager: Chelsea Antrim
First Assistant Stage Manager: Justin Hamblen
Second Asst. Stage Manager: Taylor Ruge
Production Assistant: Lauren Wong

Photos: T Charles Erickson for Boston Lyric Opera © 2013

 

Cast

Andrew Borden: Daniel Mobbs
Abigail Borden: Caroline Worra
Lizzie Borden: Heather Johnson
Margret Borden: Chelsea Basler#
Captain Jason McFarlane: David McFerrin#
Reverend Harringon: Omar Najmi#

#BLO Emerging Artist
*BLO Debut

 

Rigoletto

MAR 14-23 | 2014
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

By Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
New BLO production. Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

Creative Team

Conductor: Christopher Franklin*
Stage Director: Tomer Zvulun*
Set Designer: John Conklin
Costume Designer: Victoria Tzykun*
Lighting Designer: Robert Wierzel
Fight Directors: Ted Hewlett and Robert Najarian
Projected English Titles: John Conklin
Wigs and Makeup Designer: Jason Allen

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2014

Cast

The Duke of Mantua: Bruce Sledge*
Borsa: Omar Najmi#
Countess Ceprano: Chelsea Basler#
Rigoletto: Michael Mayes*
Marullo: David Kravitz
Count Ceprano: Liam Moran#
Count Monterone: David Cushing^
Sparafucile: Morris Robinson
Gilda: Nadine Sierra
Giovanna: Samantha Weppelmann*
The Duchess of Mantua: Vanessa Schukis
Usher: Ron Williams
Maddalena: Audrey Babcock*

* BLO debut
#BLO Emerging Artist
^BLO Emerging Artist Alumnus

 

 

I Puritani

MAY 2-11 | 2014

Opera by Vincenzo Bellini, libretto by Count Carlo Pepoli
New BLO production. Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

Creative Team

Conductor: David Angus
Stage Director: Crystal Manich
Set Designer: John Conklin
Associate Costume Designer: Gail Astrid Buckley
Lighting Designer: Paul Hackenmueller
Wigs and Makeup Designer: Jason Allen

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2014

 

Cast

Elvira: Sarah Coburn
Arturo: John Tessier
Riccardo: Troy Cook*
Giorgio: Paul Whelan*
Gualtiero: Liam Moran#
Bruno: Omar Najmi#
Enrichetta: Chelsea Basler#

*BLO debut
#BLO Emerging Artist