TOSCA, OCTOBER 13 – 22 Music by Giacomo Puccini, Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, A co-production between Boston Lyric Opera & Opera Omaha, Sung in Italian, with English surtitles, Length: Approximately 2 hours, including 1 intermission SUPER-SHORT SYNOPSIS: Rome, June, 1800: Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, seeks help from Cavaradossi, a painter and sympathizer with his cause. Cavaradossi conceals Angelotti from Tosca, his lover. A cannon announces the arrival of Scarpia, Chief of Police; the two men flee.
This week, BLO’s Education team has been hard at work, facilitating a professional development workshop for educators. We work with music teachers, classroom teachers, community educators, and teaching artists throughout the school year on opera creation projects large and small, and this yearly summer workshop is our opportunity to train teachers in our curriculum, give them tools and techniques to use throughout the year, and collaborate on a creative project that both excites and educates. Read on for a daily update from the workshop!
For many people, the thought of going to the opera immediately conjures up images of men in tails and top hats and women in ballgowns – but the reality is that nowadays, (almost) anything goes! Here’s our fashion advice for your big night out.
BLO works with hundreds of students each Season through our School Partnership initiatives, and we find that they are VERY curious about the fabulous, multifaceted, unique art form of opera that we know and love so well! This is the first in a series...
With the July 4th Independence Day holiday right around the corner, we picked 4 fabulous moments when opera singers (and a few others) got patriotic. Happy birthday, America!
The production department at an opera company is a crucial force behind each and every performance on stage, taking on the mammoth task of mounting the production and running it smoothly.
Greek, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1988 operatic setting of the Oedipus story, is set in the gritty, seething political turmoil of 1980s London: the era of Thatcherism, of extreme political and social changes, and of artistic and cultural revolt. The prosperity and triumph of capitalism that marked Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister from 1979-1990 were not without cost or controversy—especially in the arts.