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MFAlogo_175pwGREEK: Oedipus and the Sphinx through Art and Music
October 9 | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Remis Auditorium
Tickets: $16 members and BLO subscribers / $20 Nonmembers

Boston Lyric Opera performers present the iconic Oedipus story though the unique Surrealism of Cocteau, the brutal melodrama of Seneca, and the searing operatic evocations of Enesco and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek. SigSeriesLogo_294x98At the dark center of this legend lies Oedipus’ dramatic confrontation with the half-woman, half-lion figure of the Sphinx. His answer to her riddle opens the way to Thebes and a cruel and implacable destiny. This deeply ambiguous meeting has fascinated artists from Sophocles to Freud. Join us to explore how the Sphinx plays a pivotal role in this tragedy.

October 9 | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Bravo Restaurant
Reception tickets: $50 per person
At this optional add-on reception, mingle with the performers while enjoying wine and light bites.

For additional event information: call 617.542.6772 or email events@blo.org.

2016/17 Signature Series Sponsors:
Linda Cabot Black
Gerard and Sherryl Cohen