BLO in the News 2017-11-10T14:49:07+00:00

BLO In the News

2017/18 Season

EDGE Boston – Tosca / Boston Lyric Opera (10/16/2017)

Boston Musical Intelligencer – BLO Tosca Tells Dramatic Story (10/15/2017)

South Shore Critic – BLO’s “Tosca”: Dying for Art and Love (10/14/2017)

Boston Classical Review – Two superb debuts spark BLO’s traditional “Tosca” (10/14/2017)

The Boston Globe – BLO opens its new season with robust ‘Tosca’ (10/14/2017)

Boston Classical Review – Critic’s Choice for the 2017-18 season (08/21/2017)

WBUR The Artery – Is The Boston Lyric Opera ‘At Risk’? It Certainly Doesn’t Think So (08/11/2017)

Opera Wire – Everything You Need To Know About Boston Lyric Opera’s 2017-18 Season (5/31/2017)

The Boston Globe – With a World Premiere, Boston Lyric Opera’s 2017-18 Season cuts deep (3/08/2017)

2016/17 Season

The New York Times – Boston Lyric Opera Announces Itinerant 2016-17 Season (3/23/16)

WGBH – Boston Lyric Opera Takes 40th Season To Four Downtown Venues (3/23/16)

WBUR The Artery – Next Season, Boston Lyric Opera Will Occupy 4 Different Theaters (3/23/16)

The Boston Globe – New Boston Lyric Opera season will include return to historic Opera House (3/23/16)

2015/16 Season

Artscope – Werther at Boston Lyric Opera (3/24/16)

Bachtrack – Fade to black: Psychologically powerful Werther in Boston (3/21/16)

The Harvard Crimson – ‘Werther’ Celebrates Passion and Tragedy (3/21/16)

The Boston Globe | South – Opera singer grew up in Easton, now calls Dedham home (3/18/16)

WBUR The Artery – BLO’s ‘Werther’ Full Of Captivating Talent And — Chairs? (3/15/16)

Boston Classical Intelligencer – BLO Updates Werther (3/14/16)

The Boston Globe – New staging for an opera of rich-hued sorrows (3/13/16)

South Shore Critic – BLO’s “Werther”: Love Means Forever Having to Say You’re Sorry (3/12/16)

Boston Classical Review – Singers deliver the vocal drama in BLO’s updated “Werther” (3/12/16)

Boston Arts Diary – Werther (3/11/16)

New Boston Post – Boston Lyric Opera’s dazzling doyennes (3/11/16)

The Boston Globe – BLO offers fresh take on Massenet’s beloved ‘Werther’ (3/10/16)

Dedham Transcript – Dedham singer takes on starring role in French opera (3/8/16)

Metro Boston – Crystal Manich on ‘Werther’ and making opera accessible for everyone (3/8/16)

El Planeta – Boston Lyric Opera presenta una obra romántica (3/4/16)

Opera News – In the Penal Colony (Feb. 2016)

EDGE Boston – In the Penal Colony (11/14/15)

Boston Musical Intelligencer – Alien Justice Chills Cyclorama (11/13/15)

Boston Globe – Philip Glass opera finds pathos in Kafka’s nightmare (11/13/15)

WBUR – Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘In The Penal Colony’ Is A Harrowing Story That’s Worth Hearing (11/12/15)

Boston Classical Review – BLO probes the modern psyche with Glass’s “In the Penal Colony (11/12/15)

South Shore Critic – BLO’s “In the Penal Colony“: Harrowing Punishment (11/12/15)

The Improper Bostonian – Bohemian Rhapsodies: Missives from the Jet Set (10/23/15)

The Boston Globe – Philip Glass in conversation at the MFA (10/23/15)

Harvard Crimson – The Boston Lyric Opera Transports “La Bohème” to the 1960s (10/6/15)

The Boston Globe – A Puccini classic reimagined in Paris of 1968 (10/6/15)

EDGE Boston – La Bohème / Boston Lyric Opera (10/5/15)

EDGE Boston – Best Buds Onstage and Off: Talking with Jonathan Beyer and Brandon Cedel of BLO’s ‘La Bohème’ (10/5/15)

WBUR’s The Artery – Boston Lyric Opera Breathes New Life Into ‘La Bohème’ (10/4/15)

The Boston Musical Intelligencer – BLO’s La Bohème Rides New Wave (10/4/15)

Wicked Local Kingston – BOSTON LYRIC OPERA: Andrew Garland featured in ‘La Bohème’ (10/3/15)

South Shore Critic – BLO’s “Boheme”: Paying the Rent (10/3/15)

Barihunks – Barihunk trio in Boston’s La bohème (10/2/15)

Boston Magazine – BLO Presents La Boheme with a French Twist (10/1/15)

Boston Globe – Boston Lyric Opera puts a fresh spin on Puccini’s La Boheme (9/26/15)

Opera America – School as Stage: Embracing Opera in the Classroom (Fall 2015)

Boston Globe – Tenor Jon Jurgens hits operatic stride in Greater Boston (7/4/15)

Boston Globe – BLO season will feature Puccini, Glass, Massenet, Lehár (3/13/15)

2014/15 Season

The Medford Transcript — Medford High School Italian students attend Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni‘ performance (June 13, 2015)

Opera News — Kát’a Kabanová (June issue)

Everett Independent – Don Giovanni(PDF 351KB) (5/13/15)

New England Theater Geek – Hate the Player, Not the Game: Don Giovanni (5/7/15)

The Wings of Boston — Women Have Their Way With BLO’s “Don Giovanni” (5/7/15)

Berkshire Fine Arts – Duncan Rock Rocks BLO’s

[Don Giovanni] (5/4/15)

The Boston Globe – Duncan Rock redeems BLO’s Don Giovanni (5/3/15)

Boston Musical Intelligencer – Don Giovanni lite delights theater crowd (5/3/15)

Boston Classical Review – Fine singing lifts BLO’s feminist retooling of Don Giovanni (5/2/15)

South Shore Critic – BLO’s Don Giovanni flagrantly delectable (5/2/15)

WBUR – ‘Don Giovanni’: BLO Tries To Keep Mozart’s 18th Century ‘Charming’ Sexual Predator Relevant(5/1/15)

WGBH – Open Studio With Jared Bowen: The Grand Parade and Don Giovanni Lead Duncan Rock (5/1/15)

Boston Globe – Boston Lyric Opera receives $5 million grant (4/29/15)

Boston Musical Intelligencer – “Victims’ Perspectives On The Rake” (4/28/15)

Harvard Crimson – Artist Spotlight: Duncan Rock (4/28/15)

Boston Globe – Aussie hunk stars in BLO’s ‘Don Giovanni’ (4/16/15) – What? Duncan Rock’s U.S. debut part of “A Season of Unforgettable Leading Ladies”(4/15/15)

Harvard Crimson – ‘Katya Kabanova’ Brings Bohemia to Boston (3/24/15)

East Boston Times-Free Press, Revere Journal, Chelsea Record, Winthrop Sun Transcript – ‘Katya Kabanova’ (PDF 334KB) (3/18-19/15)

Berkshire Fine Arts – Boston Lyric Opera’s Katya Kabanova (3/18/15)

ArtsFuse – “Kátya Kabanová” at Boston Lyric Opera (3/18/15)

Boston Globe – BLO offers Boston’s first staging of ‘Katya Kabanova’ (3/16/15)

The Boston Musical Intelligencer – Vigorous Realization From BLO (3/15/15)

Boston Classical Review – Alvarez magnificent in BLO’s mixed premiere of Janacek’s “Katya” (3/14/15)

South Shore Music Critic: BLO’s “Katya Kabanova”: Turning the Other Czech (3/14/15)

Boston Classical Review – Soprano Alvarez, BLO ready to bring Boston its first Kátya (3/11/15)

Boston Globe – Getting to know Janacek on record — and onstage (3/7/15)

WBUR’s ARTery – With ‘Kátya Kabanová,’ BLO Brings Janáček Back To Boston (3/4/15)

Opera – Review of The Love Potion ( February 2015 issue)

Opera – Review of BLO’s CD, Clemency, by Christopher Webber (February 2015 issue)

Opera News – BLO’s Love Potion (February 2015 issue)

Opera News – Review of BLO’s CD of 2013 Clemency (February 2015 issue)

The New York Times – Hopeless Romantics, Drink This Mystery Concoction if You Dare (11/24/14)

The Wall Street Journal – Potions and Poisonous Actions (11/24/14)

Berkshire Fine Arts – Frank Martin’s Love Potion at Boston Lyric Opera (11/22/14)

The Hub Review – Love and Death in Brookline with Boston Lyric Opera (11/22/14)

The Boston Globe — Martin’s operatic potion of love and solitude (11/21/14)

The Arts Fuse — Boston Lyric Opera’s Powerful “Love Potion” (11/21/14)

Boston Classical Review — BLO serves up a poignant, captivating performance of Frank Martin rarity(11/20/14)

The Boston Musical Intelligencer — Aesthetic Reclamation of Tristan Tales from BLO (11/20/14)

The South Shore Critic — BLO’s “Love Potion” or “Vin Herbe”: Herbal Tease (11/20/14)

Brookline TAB — Ohabei Shalom to host Boston Lyric Opera production (11/20/14)

The New England Theater Geek – Love Potion Number Nine (11/20/14)

Boston Music Intelligencer — Tristan and Isolt in a Synagogue? (11/17/14)

Boston Globe – A major city needs cultural facilities to match (Op/Ed by Esther Nelson) (11/16/14) – On the Town with Chelsea Basler – Leigh Harrington (10/17/14)

South End News – Gender in flux – Jules Becker (10/16/14)

Boston Globe – Boston Lyric Opera’s opening night gala – Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein (10/13/14)

Boston Globe – BLO offers a comfortable ‘La Traviata’ – Jeffrey Gantz (10/13/14)

Opera News – The Other Tristan – Joshua Rosenblum (10/1/14)

Boston Common Magazine – Opera in the buff – Jared Bowen

Improper Bostonian – Daring Duos

Boston Globe – Boston-area arts letters – June Wulff (9/28/14)

The Boston Globe – Boston Lyric Opera’s “La Traviata: Sexy and risqué” – Joel Brown (9/28/14)

The Boston Globe – Boston Lyric Opera renews its vision – Jeremy Eichler (9/20/14)

The Boston Globe – Boston Overdue for Proper Opera House – Jeremy Eichler (9/20/14)

Boston Music Intelligencer – 13 Companies: #IAmOpera at Club Oberon (9/11/14)


Jack Beeson’s Lizzie Borden

The Improper Bostonian: Getting the Axe. Chatting with the leading ladies of Lizzie Borden.

The Boston Globe: BLO’s ‘Lizzie Borden’ condenses the tale, not the trauma

The Boston Globe: No opera company in the city? Look again

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Artscope Magazine: Boston Lyric Opera’s The Magic Flute: In A New Key

2013/14 Season

Broadway World: ARTWEEK BOSTON Set for 9/27-10/6; Full Lineup Announced

The Boston Globe: BLO opens season in style

Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman

Boston Classical Review: Fine singing overcomes heavy-handed Freudianism in BLO’s “Flying Dutchman”

The Boston Globe: Dutchman brings Wagner back to Boston

Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte

The Boston Globe: Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is delightful

James MacMillan’s Clemency

The Boston Globe: BLO’s Opera Annex premieres MacMillan’s ‘Clemency’

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

The Boston Globe: BLO’s ‘Butterfly’ insistently, lyrically dramatic

The Boston Phoenix: Boston Lyric Opera’s Madama Butterfly

WBUR: Lee Floats Like A ‘Butterfly,’ Sings Like A Dream

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: BLO’s Butterfly Jerks Tears from BMInt Reviewer

Bachtrack: Boston Lyric Opera finds new ways to break hearts in Madama Butterfly

Examiner: Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ opens Boston Lyric Opera’s 2012-2013 …

Boston Classical Review: Boston Lyric Opera launches season with a largely successful …

EDGE Boston: Madama Butterfly was definitely a sure -fire bet

2012/13 Season

The Boston Globe: Boston Lyric Opera announces 2012/13 Season

Berkshire Fine Arts: Boston Lyric Opera opens its new season on strong fiscal footing.

John Musto’s The Inspector

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: The Inspector is Amusing and Enjoyable

Boston Classical Review: BLO closes season successfully with comical Inspector

WGBH Radio “Arias & Barcarolles”: Boston Lyric Opera’s The Inspector

BachTrack: A cleverly satirical Inspector at Boston Lyric Opera

The Hub Review: Don’t misunderestimate The Inspector

Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Hub Review: BLO gives Barber a classic cut

EDGE Boston: The Barber of Seville

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: Rossini As it Should Be

Bachtrack: Boston Lyric Opera offers an irresistible Barber of Seville

The Boston Globe: BLO returns to familiar with amiable ‘Barber of Seville’

Boston Classical Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Barber’ is a sparkling triumph

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse

Berkshire Arts Review: The Lighthouse

The Financial Times: The Lighthouse, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

The Hub Review: Boston Lyric Opera lights up The Lighthouse

The Hub Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ the “do-not-miss” arts events of the weekend

The New York Times: Did They Crumble Into Thin Air? Only the Fog Could Tell

The Boston Phoenix: BLO illuminates Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse

The Boston Musical Intelligencer: BLO’s Lighthouse Lulls and Bewitches

Boston Classical Review: BLO serves Maxwell Davies well with a haunting and effective “Lighthouse”

The Boston Globe: BLO keeps a light on for the less traditional

Boston Classical Review: BLO to shine a light on Maxwell Davies opera

Dorchester Reporter: The Lighthouse

Verdi’s Macbeth

The Boston Globe: Verdi’s ‘Macbeth,’ set in a dark dream

Boston Classical Review: Boston Lyric Opera’s bloody “Macbeth” holds up a dark mirror to our time

WGBH Radio: Boston Lyric Opera’s Macbeth

The Boston Globe: Supernatural stagehands in a new ‘Macbeth’ from BLO

BLO 2011 Gala: Hocus Pocus

BizBash: Witches, Nighttime Forest Inspire Lyric Opera’s “Hocus Pocus” Gala

Boston Magazine: Boston Lyric Opera’s Annual Gala photos in Boston Magazine

Beacon Hill Times: BLO’s “Operatic Trip to the Dark Side”

2011/12 Season

The Patriot Ledger: YEAR IN REVIEW: Bravo for the concerto

The Boston Globe: Turbulence and the steady hum

The New York Times: Opera Flourishing at the Extremes

Biz Journal: Boston Lyric Opera raises $5m in a year