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THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

The Fall of the House of Usher

BLO moves from stage to screen for this brand-new, cinematic version of Philip Glass’ opera based on Edgar Allan Poe’s spellbinding short story. William is summoned by his desperate friend Roderick to visit him and his dying sister Madeline in their mansion. A shroud of murder, deceit and the supernatural covers everything in this disturbing story inspired by a Boston family and their gothic home. 

DESERT IN

Desert In

A groundbreaking new eight-part series, desert in brings an operatic, episodic story of love, loss and redemption in a strange, run-down motel in the American West. Developed by 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid (“p r i s m”), playwright christopher oscar peña, and film and opera director James Darrah, who brought cinematic flair to 2017’s production of The Threepenny Opera

ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

Ariadne auf Naxos

Boston Lyric Opera’s January 1991 production of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos was a milestone for the company in many ways, not the least of which was its platform to launch the enduring international career of American soprano Deborah Voigt. Voigt’s astonishing performance in the title role shines again in this musically remastered and visually enhanced recording.

RETRO+ SHORT CUTS

RETRO+ SHORT CUTS

BLO Artistic Advisor and legendary designer John Conklin joins forces with filmmaker Greg Emetaz for Retro+ Short Cuts, a debut series on operabox.tv that sets familiar opera music to evocative videos of found footage and iconic imagery.

WE NEED TO LISTEN

We Need to Listen: Conversations that Matter

Racism exists in all industries, including classical music and opera. If we are to fight it everywhere, we have to start fighting it somewhere. Celeste Headlee, the award-winning journalist, author, public media anchor and classically trained singer leads discussions with opera and music industry leaders, as well as rising and established stars.

A WINTER’S EVENING

A Winter's Evening

An intimate concert featuring rising soprano Gabriella Reyes makes her BLO debut alongside pianist Brett Hodgdon. Hosted by reigning Miss Massachusetts Sabrina Victor, this recital was recorded live at The Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA.

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