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2015/16 Season

LA BOHÈME

OCT 2-11 | 2015
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung in Italian with projected English translation.

Creative Team

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Rosetta Cucchi*
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer D.M. Wood*
Projection And Sound Designer Seághan Mckay
Wig And Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Supertitle Adaptation John Conklin & Allison Voth

Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Photos: T. Charles Erickson for Boston Lyric Opera © 2015

Cast, in order of vocal appearance

Jonathan Beyer as Marcello
Jesus Garcia* as Rodolfo
Brandon Cedel* as Colline
Andrew Garland as Schaunard
James Maddalena as Benoit
Kelly Kaduce as Mimì
Omar Najmi† as the vendor
Brad Raymond† as Parpignol
Mira Donahue as the child
James Maddalena as Alcindoro
Emily Birsan* as Musetta
Ron Williams and Vincent Turregano*† as the two students

* Boston Lyric Opera Debut
† Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist

OPERA ANNEX:
IN THE PENAL COLONY

NOV 11-15 | 2015
at the The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts

An Opera by Philip Glass
Libretto by Rudolph Wurlitzer
Based on the Story by Franz Kafka
Sung in English

Creative Team

Conductor Ryan Turner
Stage Director R. B. Schlather
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Terese Wadden
Lighting Designer JAX Messenger
Wig And Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Surtitle Designers John Conklin & Allison Voth

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2015

Cast

David McFerrin as Officer
Neal Ferreira as Visitor
Yury Yanowsky as Man

BLO Chamber Ensemble

Violin I Annie Rabbat Acting Concertmaster
Violin II Colin Davis Acting Principal
Viola Ken Stalberg Principal
Cello Loewi Lin Principal
Bass Robert Lynam Principal

WERTHER

MAR 11-20 | 2016
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Jules Massenet
Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann

Creative Team

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Crystal Manich
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer Deborah Newhall
Lighting Designer Paul Hackenmueller
Projection Designer Greg Emetaz
Wig And Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Surtitle Designers John Conklin & Allison Voth

Photos: Eric Antoniou for Boston Lyric Opera © 2016

Cast

Alex Richardson as Werther
Sandra Piques Eddy as Charlotte
Rachele Gilmore as Sophie
John Hancock as Albert
With Jon Jurgens, David McFerrin, and James Demler

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

THE MERRY WIDOW

APR 29 – MAY 8 | 2016
at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre

Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.

Creative Team

Conductor Alexander Joel
Stage Director Lillian Groag
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer Gail Buckley
Lighting Designer Robert Wierzel
Choreographer Kyle Lang
Wig And Makeup Designer Jason Allen
Surtitle Designer John Conklin

Photos: T Charles Erickson for Boston Lyric Opera © 2016

Cast

Erin Wall as Hanna Glawari
Roger Honeywell as Count Danilo
John Tessier as Camille de Rosillon
Andrew Wilkowske as Baron Zeta
Chelsea Basler as Valencienne
Jesse Blumberg as Njegus

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS