Explore Opera with Your Students This Year!
Boston Lyric Opera believes that opera is for everyone. We invite you to engage with us through this colorful multi-art form. Whether bringing students to the theater, teaching artists to your school, or teachers to a workshop, BLO’s Education Programs are designed for a wide variety of levels, learning styles, and backgrounds. It is essential that our programs not only provide enjoyable and artistic opportunities for students and educators alike, but also meet the needs of schools to help prepare students to be engaged, successful citizens. Contact us today to begin the conversation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Boston Lyric Opera’s School Partnerships are are designed and customized for all levels, learning styles, and backgrounds specific to the needs of each school classroom. Founded on the 25 year old arts-integrated opera curriculum, Music! Words! Opera!, the partnerships support both teachers and students in the teaching and learning of opera through arts integration in the K-12 classroom.…more »
Opera Annex has played an integral role in promoting BLO’s mission of building curiosity and support for opera through theatrically compelling productions and programs. For each Opera Annex, the Company seeks out operas that are not readily available (such as rarely-performed works and premieres) and presents these works in evocative venues like The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, The Castle at Park Plaza, Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and most recently, the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
In addition, Opera Annex has allowed BLO to reach far beyond Boston with its first commercial recording and to make an enduring contribution to the operatic canon with commissions such as James MacMillan’s Clemency and a reduction of Jack Beeson’s American classic, Lizzie Borden. The Boston Globe has called the program “increasingly essential” while The New York Times predicted that BLO’s Opera Annex will “catch the interest of opera-goers around the country.”
OPERA ANNEX PRODUCTIONS
2017/18 | THE NEFARIOUS, IMMORAL BUT HIGHLY PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE OF MR. BURKE & MR. HARE | JULIAN GRANT & MARK CAMPBELL
The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts
2016/17 | GREEK | MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE
2015/16 | IN THE PENAL COLONY | PHILIP GLASS
The Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
2014/15 | THE LOVE POTION | FRANK MARTIN
Temple Ohabei Shalom
2013/14 | LIZZIE BORDEN | JACK BEESON
The Castle at Park Plaza
2012/13 | CLEMENCY | JAMES MACMILLAN
Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
2011/12 | THE LIGHTHOUSE | PETER MAXWELL DAVIES
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
2010/11 | THE EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS, OR DEATH QUITS | VIKTOR ULLMANN
The Calderwood Pavilion at Boston Center for the Arts
2009/10 | THE TURN OF THE SCREW | BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Castle at Park Plaza
Boston Lyric Opera presents the Signature Series in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and other Boston cultural institutions. These dynamic programs employ a variety of art forms such as fine art, literature, film and music through performance and multimedia to highlight opera’s role in the broader context of art and culture.…more »
A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting BLO’s upcoming productions and opera as a whole. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the theatre.…more »
The Opera Gala is a whimsical and theatrical evening that raises money for BLO’s Jane & Steven Akin Emerging Artists while supporting our primary mission to build curiosity, enthusiasm and support for opera. Our most loyal friends and family gather for a fabulous night of fun—dining, dancing, and singing the night away.…more »