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Fall 2018 Events: Highlights

From informative lectures to one-of-a-kind celebrations, BLO Events this Fall were sure to inspire and to ignite a lifelong passion for opera.

Winter/Spring 2019 Events will be announced on a rolling basis. In the meantime, please enjoy these recent highlights!

Mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes performs in BLO's 2018 Concert in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. Photo by LIZA VOLL PHOTOGRAPHY
Mezzo-soprano Felicia Gavilanes performs in BLO’s 2018 Concert in the Courtyard at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.

photo by Liz Voll Photography

Students and teaching artist Eric Ritter discuss inspiration images for their original opera during BLO's summer Opera Creation Boot Camp. Photo: BLO staff
Students and teaching artist Eric Ritter discuss inspiration images for their original opera during BLO’s summer Opera Creation Boot Camp.

photo by BLO staff

Student participants in BLO's summer Opera Creation Boot Camp play with creating theatrical tableaux. Photo: BLO staff
Student participants in BLO’s summer Opera Creation Boot Camp play with creating theatrical tableaux.

photo by BLO staff

Educators and teaching artists participate in a hands-on set construction workshop with scenic carpenter Ray Reyes. Photo: BLO staff
Educators and teaching artists participate in a hands-on set construction workshop with scenic carpenter Ray Reyes.

photo by BLO staff

Members and guests from the El Planeta Powermeter 100 List joined BLO for a special evening at The Barber of Seville. Photo by FERNANDITO BOSSA FOR EL PLANETA
Members and guests from the El Planeta Powermeter 100 List joined BLO for a special evening at The Barber of Seville.

photo by Fernandito Bossa for El Planeta

Tod Machover, composer of the World Premiere opera Schoenberg in Hollywood, leads a symposium on Arnold Schoenberg at the MIT Media Lab, featuring panelists Joseph Auner (Tufts University), Anne Schreffler (Harvard University), Jeremy Eichler (The Boston Globe), and Karole Armitage (director and choreographer). Photo: BLO staff
Tod Machover, composer of the World Premiere opera Schoenberg in Hollywood, leads a symposium on Arnold Schoenberg at the MIT Media Lab, featuring panelists Joseph Auner (Tufts University), Anne Schreffler (Harvard University), Jeremy Eichler (The Boston Globe), and Karole Armitage (director and choreographer).

photo by BLO staff

Spoken word artist Adobuere Ebiama performs during Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative in the Boston Public Library's courtyard. photo by Todd McNeel
Spoken word artist Adobuere Ebiama performs during Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative in the Boston Public Library’s courtyard.

photo by Todd McNeel

The artists from “Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative” presented in collaboration with Castle of Our Skins and performed at the Boston Public Library as part of their Concerts in the Courtyard series. photo by Todd McNeel
The artists from “Crossing the Line to Freedom: A Musical Narrative” presented in collaboration with Castle of Our Skins and performed at the Boston Public Library as part of their Concerts in the Courtyard series.

photo by Todd McNeel

Baritone Vincent Turregano and soprano Mara Bonde in a Talkback discussion with audience members after a performance of Trouble in Tahiti, led by Director of Community Engagement Lacey Upton. Liza Voll Photography
Baritone Vincent Turregano and soprano Mara Bonde in a Talkback discussion with audience members after a performance of Trouble in Tahiti, led by Director of Community Engagement Lacey Upton.

photo by Liza Voll Photography

BLO welcomed members of the El Planeta POWERMETER, among the movers and shakers of Boston's Latinx community, to Trouble in Tahiti. photo by Todd McNeel
BLO welcomed members of the El Planeta POWERMETER, among the movers and shakers of Boston’s Latinx community, to Trouble in Tahiti.

photo by Todd McNeel

BLO Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist Sara Womble portrays famous opera singer Jenny Lind during a Signature Series performance at the Museum of Fine Arts curated by Artistic Advisor John Conklin. Liza Voll Photography
BLO Jane and Steven Akin Emerging Artist Sara Womble portrays famous opera singer Jenny Lind during a Signature Series performance at the Museum of Fine Arts curated by Artistic Advisor John Conklin.

photo by Liza Voll Photography

Mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher performs as part of the 2018 Opera Promenade Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, in front of one of MFA's signature pieces, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit by John Singer Sargent. Liza Voll Photography
Mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher performs as part of the 2018 Opera Promenade Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, in front of one of MFA’s signature pieces, The Daughters of Edward Darley

photo by Liza Voll Photography

Cast members from The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare cut loose at the Opera Gala After Party. Above Summit Photography
Cast members from The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare cut loose at the Opera Gala After Party.

photo by Above Summit Photography

Julian Grant and Mark Campbell, composer and librettist of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, discuss their work and the vibrancy of opera in the 21st century with WBUR's Louise Kennedy at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Liza Voll Photography
Julian Grant and Mark Campbell, composer and librettist of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare, discuss their work and the vibrancy of opera in the 21st century with WBUR’s Louise Kennedy at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

photo by Liza Voll Photography

James Myers, coach/pianist and lecturer, gives audiences a taste of the history and music of Tosca in a pre-performance talk at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Liza Voll Photography
James Myers, coach/pianist and lecturer, gives audiences a taste of the history and music of Tosca in a pre-performance talk at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre.

photo by Liza Voll Photography.

BLO PRIMA members smile for the camera and dance the night away at the Tosca Opening Night party. photo by Todd McNeel
BLO PRIMA members smile for the camera and dance the night away at the Tosca Opening Night party.

photo by Todd McNeel

Soprano Chelsea Basler, dressed as the famous historical singer Nellie Melba, serenades the crowd at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Third Thursday series. Liza Voll Photography
Soprano Chelsea Basler, dressed as the famous historical singer Nellie Melba, serenades the crowd at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Third Thursday series.

photo Liza Voll Photography

BLO Emerging Artist Antonia Tamer and pianist Brett Hodgdon perform selections from Tosca at an Opera Night at the Boston Public Library event.
BLO Emerging Artist Antonia Tamer and pianist Brett Hodgdon perform selections from Tosca at an Opera Night at the Boston Public Library event.