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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.

Join us for one of our most thrilling Seasons yet.


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


SEP 27 – OCT 6, 2019

Music and Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Sung in English and Italian

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Venue to be announced

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

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

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


MAR 13-22, 2020

Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto by Felice Romani
Sung in Italian

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Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston

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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

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Accessible Seating
All venues for Boston Lyric Opera’s 2019/20 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
Service Animals are welcome to all productions and programs. Please let us know when you purchase your tickets so you and your animal are seated comfortably.

Audience Services is available at 617.542.6772 or at for any questions or concerns.


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 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 or via fax to 617.542. 4913. BLO’s Audience Services team will find similar seating to your original seat(s), depending upon availability.


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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.

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– 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.


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 limited inventory.

Before placing your request, please note:

  • There is a limit of one request per organization per Season. Seasons run July – June.
  • The organization must be located in the New England area.

Please note that we are no longer able to accept ticket requests due to the high volume of requests we have received. Please check back to fill out the ticket request form in the Summer, when we will begin reviewing requests for the Fall.