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THE BARD, THE DIVA, AND THE SHOWMAN
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Remis Auditorium
Tickets: $16 members / $20 Nonmembers Signature Series logo
Tickets available at MFA.org/programs.

Mid-19th-century America was a wild place…brawling, challenging, defiant—and full of operatic grand passion. While Walt Whitman exalted in the power of the human voice to express the soaring soul of this expanding country, the master showman of all time, genius huckster P.T. Barnum, produced the first superstar media circus in his presentation of the “Swedish Nightingale,” the great diva Jenny Lind, to ecstatic American audiences. Artists from BLO reveal these three extraordinarily vivid figures through their soaring music, their rhapsodic poetry, and their exuberant personalities.

SIGNATURE RECEPTION
Sunday, February 11 | 3:00 – 4:30pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston | Bravo Restaurant
Reception tickets: $50 per person, in addition to event tickets
Following the event, mingle with the performers while enjoying wine and light bites.

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

2017/18 Signature Series Sponsors:
Linda Cabot Black


Image: “Panorama of Humbug, No. 1” published by William Schaus, parodying the extravagant publicity campaign conducted by P.T. Barnum for the series of American concerts by Swedish songstress Jenny Lind. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Color by Leapfrog Arts.