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
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...
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
Next Season, Boston Lyric Opera will again journey to four different performance venues, but the Company remains committed to strongly theatrical productions of meaningful works—three contrasting 20th-century operas and the World Premiere of an opera from the 21st century.