Video Games & Opera: NieR Automata

By | 2017-07-31T15:22:45+00:00 July 31st, 2017|

NieR: Automata elegantly poses the question of what exactly does it mean to be human? Set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, devoid of humanity, with a borderline transhumanist plot, NieR: Automata is littered with philosophical overtones. Knowing that opera has influenced philosophy, literature, and art; it is almost a given that it would have an impact on video games as well. Spoiler Warning: This post may contain spoilers for the game NieR: Automata

Hey, Renée! Meet Jenny of The Threepenny Opera

By | 2017-07-03T12:57:49+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|

We had the pleasure of talking to Renée Tatum who will be playing Jenny in Boston Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera. Renée also gave an exclusive performance for the BLO Orfeo Society. Read the interview below and stay tuned for clips of her performance...

Video Games & Opera: Persona 5

By | 2017-07-03T12:57:08+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Much like opera, video games are an incredible amalgamation of the arts. In the recent release of Persona 5, this love of music bursts forth with a character we at Boston Lyric Opera know all too well, Carmen.

Vissi d’arte: Top 10 Toscas

By | 2017-06-21T14:38:29+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Can you say G.O.A.T.? Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, opening BLO’s 2017/18 Season on October 13, boasts one of the most heart-wrenching arias of all time: Vissi d'arte.

A Musical Collaboration: BLO, BEMF & Boston Baroque

By | 2017-06-21T07:28:27+00:00 June 20th, 2017|

Boston’s May, 1981, performances of Monteverdi’s opera The Coronation of Poppea marked a very special moment in the city’s musical history, for the production resulted from a major collaboration by three of Boston’s great musical institutions, all then still in their infancy – Banchetto Musicale (later to be known as Boston Baroque), Boston Lyric Opera, and the Boston Early Music Festival.

From the Fifth Graders… Ten Mile Day Opera

By | 2017-06-16T17:34:48+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

BLO is pleased to support the premieres of 13 original classroom operas this spring through our Create Your Own Opera Partnership residency program in greater Boston area schools. Students have worked hard to write, compose, design, and produce their own operas. BLO is pleased to support the premieres of 13 original classroom operas this spring through our Create Your Own Opera Partnership residency program in greater Boston area schools. Students have worked hard to write, compose, desig...

The 5 Hottest Moments in Opera

By | 2017-06-12T14:44:24+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

The sun is out, the temperatures are creeping up … it’s almost summertime in Boston! We can hardly wait. To celebrate, here are our 5 of our favorite summer moments in the operatic canon. Break out the sunscreen!

From a BLO Volunteer… 80 Hours at the Opera

By | 2017-06-08T13:50:19+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

Nina Jones is a senior in high school at Worcester Academy. She volunteered 80+ hours over the course of three weeks to complete her graduation project, a school requirement that gives seniors the opportunity to learn, research, create, or volunteer in the “real world” and report on their findings.

A Tosca-Inspired Tour of Rome

By | 2017-06-06T10:17:42+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

Got summer #travelgoals? Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, opening BLO’s 2017/18 Season on October 13, was loosely inspired by historical events and takes place in several of Rome’s iconic locations. When in Rome … take the Tosca tour, and discover the city through the eyes of one of opera’s ultimate divas!