2014/15 Season2018-01-02T14:44:49+00:00

2014/15 Season

 

La Traviata

October 10-19, 2014
Music by Giuseppe Verdi, Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Conducted by Arthur Fagen*
Directed by Chas Rader-Shieber*
Julia Noulin-Mérat, Set Designer
Jacob A. Climer*, Costume Designer
Mike Inwood*, Lighting Designer
Jason Allen, Wigs and Makeup Designer

 

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2013

Cast
ANYA MATANOVIC* as Violetta
MICHAEL WADE LEE* as Alfredo Germont
WESTON HURT as Giorgio Germont

with Jon Jurgens, Chelsea Basler,
David Kravitz, David Cushing,
David Wadden, Rachel Hauge and Omar Najmi

Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus

*Boston Lyric Opera debut

OPERA ANNEX:
The Love Potion

NOV 19-23 | 2014

Performed at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Music by Frank Martin
based on Joseph Bédier’s 1900 novel Roman de Tristan et Iseut
Sung in a new English translation
by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO

Creative Team

 

Conductor David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)
Stage Director David Schweizer
Set Designer James Noone
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel
Wigs and Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Rehearsal Coach/Accompanist Brett Hodgdon^
Associate Conductor Ryan Turner*
Assistant Director R.B. Schlather#
Production Stage Manager Chelsea Antrim

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2014

 

Tristan Jon Jurgens#
Isolt, the Fair Chelsea Basler#
Brangain Michelle Trainor^
King Mark David McFerrin^
Isolt’s Mother Heather Gallagher*#
Isolt of the White Hands Rachel Hauge#
Kahedin Omar Najmi#
Duke Hoël David Cushing^

Yvon Mara Bonde
Treasa Tania Mandzy Inala*
Denolenn Brad Raymond*#
Andret David Wadden#

Chamber Ensemble from the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra
Concertmaster: Sandra Kott

* BLO debut
# BLO Emerging Artist
^ BLO Emerging Artist alumna/us

Kátya Kabanová

March 13-22, 2015
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Leoš Janáček  |  Libretto by Francesco Vincenc Cervinka
Sung in an English translation by Norman Tucker

 

Creative Team

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Tim Albery
Set & Costume Designer Hildegard Bechtler*
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford*
Wigs and Makeup Designer Jason Allen

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2016

Cast

ELAINE ALVAREZ* as Kátya Kabanová
RAYMOND VERY* as Boris Grigoryevich
ELIZABETH BYRNE* as Kabanicha
SANDRA PIQUES EDDY as Varvara
JAMES DEMLER as Dikoy
ALAN SCHNEIDER^ as Tichon Kabanov
OMAR NAJMI# as Vanya Kudrjasch
DAVID MCFERRIN^ as Kuligin
CHELSEA BASLER# as Glascha
HEATHER GALLAGHER# as Fekluscha

Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus

*Signifies BLO debut
# Signifies BLO Emerging Artist
^ Signifies BLO Emerging Artist alumna/us

 

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

DON GIOVANNI

May 1-10, 2015
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Creative Team

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Emma Griffin*
Set Designer Laura Jellinek*
Costume Designer Tilly Grimes*
Lighting Designer Mark Barton*
Fight Director Andrew Kenneth Moss
Wigs and Makeup Designer Jason Allen

 

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2015

Cast, in order of vocal appearance:
KEVIN BURDETTE
as Leporello
MEREDITH HANSEN^ as Donna Anna
DUNCAN ROCK* as Don Giovanni
STEVEN HUMES as Commendatore
JOHN BELLEMER as Don Ottavio
JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO* as Donna Elvira
CHELSEA BASLER# as Zerlina
DAVID CUSHING^ as Masetto

Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus

*Signifies BLO debut
# Signifies BLO Emerging Artist^ Signifies BLO Emerging Artist alumna/us