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2018/19 Season

Barber of Seville Media Kit

The Barber of Seville Media Kit

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Oct 12, 14, 17, 19, 21
Music by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini

Schoenberg in Hollywood Media Kit

Schoenberg in Hollywood Media Kit

Emerson/Paramount Center

Nov 14, 15, 17, 18
An Opera by Tod Machover
Music by Tod Machover
Libretto by Simon Robson

The Rape of Lucretia Media Kit

The Rape of Lucretia Media Kit

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
100 West 2nd Street,
Fort Point, Boston

Mar 11, 13, 15, 16, 17
Music by Benjamin Britten
Libretto by Ronald Duncan
After the play by André Obey
A New BLO Production
Sung in English with English surtitles

The Handmaid's Tale Media Kit

The Handmaid’s Tale Media Kit

Harvard University Ray Lavietes Pavilion
45 North Harvard Street, Boston

May 5, 8, 10, 12
Music by Poul Ruders
Libretto by Paul Bentley
Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood
Sung in English with English surtitles
First performances of a new edition by composer Poul Ruders, commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera

Trouble in Tahiti and Arias & Barcarolles Media Kit

DCR Steriti Memorial Rink
MAY 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20
Music & Libretto by Leonard Bernstein

The Threepenny Opera Media Kit

MAR 16, 18, 23, 24, 25
Huntington Avenue Theatre
Music by Kurt Weill
Libretto by Bertolt Brecht

Burke & Hare Media Kit

NOV 8, 9, 10*, 12 | 2017
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
Music by Julian Grant
Libretto by Mark Campbell

*Friday, Nov. 10 at 7pm, a special benefit performance in honor of the Opera Gala


Tosca Media Kit

Oct 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 | 2017
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

2016/17 Season


The Marriage of Figaro Media Kit

Apr 28, 30, May 3, 5, 7
John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte


The Rake’s Progress Media Kit

Mar 12, 15, 17, 19
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
Music by Igor Stravinsky
Libretto by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman

Turnage - GREEK

Greek Media Kit

Nov 16, 17, 19, 20
Emerson/Paramount Center
Music by Mark-Anthony Turnage
Based on Steven Berkoff’s stage play of the same title
Libretto adapted by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore

Bizet - CARMEN

Carmen Media Kit

Sept 23, 25, 30, Oct 2, 2016
Boston Opera House
Music by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
A co-production with Boston Lyric Opera and San Francisco Opera