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Esther Nelson Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Boston Lyric Opera

In celebration of General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson’s 10th Season, BLO mixes power and politics, showcasing diverse artists in starring roles.

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Pagliacci | SEP 27 - OCT 6, 2019 | Boston Lyric Opera

Pagliacci

SEP 27 – OCT 6, 2019

Music and Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung in English and Italian
Venue to be announced

ICONIC MUSIC | JEALOUSY & PASSION | IMMERSIVE, ONE-OF-A-KIND INSTALLATION

When a traveling troupe arrives to perform in a bustling town, the secrets and jealousies among them threaten to explode onstage—with deadly consequences. BLO presents its first-ever Pagliacci through a carnival-style installation that mirrors the “play within a play” of the opera and invites audiences to step into the drama.

Featuring Rafael Rojas, Lauren Michelle, Michael Mayes, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Omar Najmi

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Lefkowich
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Charles Neumann
Lighting Designer Pablo Santiago

Fellow Travelers | NOV 13-17, 2019 | Boston Lyric Opera

Fellow Travelers

NOV 13-17, 2019

An Opera by Gregory Spears
Libretto by Greg Pierce
Based on the 2007 novel “Fellow Travelers” by Thomas Mallon
Sung in English

Robert J. Orchard Stage at the Emerson Paramount Center
559 Washington Street, Boston

COVERT ROMANCE | POLITICS & POWER | A MODERN CLASSIC

Amidst a backdrop of 1950s paranoia in Washington, D.C., two men are swept into a passionate love affair, just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in the government. Based on the best-selling book by Thomas Mallon, Fellow Travelers is both a story of the heart and a taut political thriller, creating an instant contemporary classic.

Featuring Jesse Darden, Jesse Blumberg, Chelsea Basler, Vincent Turregano, David McFerrin, James Maddalena, Michelle Trainor, and Simon Dyer

Conductor Emily Senturia
Stage Director Peter Rothstein
Set Designer Sara Brown
Costume Designer Trevor Bowen
Lighting Designer Mary Shabatura
Fellow Travelers was originally developed and co-commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera

Original production directed by Kevin Newbury

Norma | MAR 13-22, 2020 | Boston Lyric Opera

Norma

MAR 13-22, 2020

Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Sung in Italian

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston

ANCIENT LOVE TRIANGLE | VIVID, CAPTIVATING MUSIC | ELECTRIFYING TITLE ROLE

An ancient Druid priestess is at the heart of Bellini’s rarely-performed gem, caught between her passion for an unfaithful Roman lover and her devotion to her people. With returning star Elena Stikhina in the title role. Supported by BLO favorites favorites Alfred Walker, Jonathan Burton, and Sandra Piques Eddy, this story of passion, politics, and jealousy is a vocal tour de force not to be missed.

Featuring Elena Stikhina, Sandra Piques Eddy, Jonathan Burton, and Alfred Walker

Conductor David Angus
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Charles Neumann
Lighting Designer Pablo Santiago

Giulio Cesare | MAY 8-17, 2020 | Boston Lyric Opera

Giulio Cesare

MAY 8-17, 2020

(Julius Caesar in Egypt)
Music by George Frideric Handel
Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym
Sung in Italian

Venue to be announced

CLASSIC BAROQUE GEM | THRILLING VOCAL FIREWORKS | A STORY FOR THE AGES

Julius Caesar arrives to conquer Egypt—or will Cleopatra conquer him? Intrigue and passion abound in Handel’s greatest opera, which traces the epic political struggle and the transcendent love story that ignited an empire and anointed a queen. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this Baroque gem in a fully-realized, grand-scale installation that only Boston Lyric Opera can create.

Featuring David Trudgen, Jacquelyn Stucker, Wallis Giunta, Renée Tatum, Siman Chung, David McFerrin, Gina Perregrino, and Simon Dyer

Conductor Gary Thor Wedow
Stage Director Matthew Ozawa
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Charles Neumann
Lighting Designer Pablo Santiago

TICKET SERVICES

ACCESSIBILITY

Accessible Seating
All venues for Boston Lyric Opera’s 2018/19 Season have wheelchair accessible seating where patrons may either remain in their wheelchair or transfer to a seat. Patrons who cannot or do not want to transfer from their wheelchairs should request wheelchair accessible locations when ordering tickets.

Listening Devices
Assisted Listening Devices are available for each production, and can be picked up at the Box Office before each show. Patrons will not be charged to use any Assisted Listening Devices, but they will be asked to leave an identification card in its place.

All Boston Lyric Opera performances are subtitled.

Service Animals
Animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability are welcome at any Boston Lyric Opera event. Please notify us at the time of booking to ensure you and your animal are seated comfortably.

Audience Services is available at 617.542.6772 or at boxoffice@blo-staging.bbjwr7-liquidwebsites.com for any questions or concerns.

EXCHANGES

Flexible, no-fee exchanges are a benefit for BLO Subscribers. If you are a Subscriber, contact BLO’s Audience Services at 617.542.6772 or email boxoffice@blo-staging.bbjwr7-liquidwebsites.com to arrange a ticket exchange or donation with at least 48-hours in advance of the performance.

To complete the exchange or donation, all tickets being exchanged or donated need to be sent back to BLO by at least 48 hours before the performance to:

Boston Lyric Opera
11 Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

You may substitute mailing the physical ticket to BLO’s office by writing “VOID” on each exchanged/ donated ticket and sending an image to boxoffice@blo-staging.bbjwr7-liquidwebsites.com or via fax to 617.542. 4913. BLO’s Audience Services team will find similar seating to your original seat(s), depending upon availability.

GIFT CERTIFICATES

BLO offers gift certificates for any amount. Create your own, or give us a call to find out exactly what a given amount will purchase!

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WAYS TO SAVE

BLO offers a variety of discounts so everyone can experience the joy of opera. In addition to a variety of discounts, a limited number of $25 tickets area available at each performance.

Contact BLO Audience Services at 617.542.6772 or boxoffice@blo-staging.bbjwr7-liquidwebsites.com for details.

WHEN IT COMES TO CUSTOMER SERVICE
BLO HITS THE HIGH NOTES

WE BELIEVE IN…

– OPERA FOR EVERYONE: We believe in making opera accessible for all and will do our best to make sure your opera experience is inclusive and welcoming.Supporting your love of opera is both our mission as an organization and our promise to you.

– BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS: We strive to provide every patron with exceptional, personalized customer service in every interaction and to create authentic opportunities for you to engage with the opera.

– PUTTING YOU FIRST: Your comfort and interests are at the heart of every decision we make as a Company. From the moment you buy your ticket to when you leave the theater – we are here for you every step of the way.

– A CULTURE OF LEARNING: We value and seek your feedback so we can improve your opera-going experience. Whether it’s seating arrangements, venue preferences, or communications – we are consistently working to bring your needs and our operations into perfect harmony.

– TRANSPARENCY: We work hard to provide all the information you need for the best experience at the opera. If a question or issue arises, we pledge to follow up immediately and provide updates until your issue is resolved. We will do our best to answer every question, and when we aren’t sure of the answer, we will make it our mission to find someone who does.

TICKET DONATION REQUESTS

Boston Lyric Opera is pleased to support 501c3 nonprofit organizations with opera ticket donations for special charitable events. Please understand that we are unable to grant all requests due to a very limited inventory.

Before placing your request, please note:

  • There is a limit of one request per organization per Season. Seasons run July – June. We are now accepting requests for events held prior to May 2019.
  • The organization must be located in the New England area.
  • Organizations with established ties to BLO will be given preference.

Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we are unable to respond to requests. We will contact you if your organization has been selected to receive a ticket donation.

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