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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
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BLO's ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz' reflects on life of boxer Emile Griffith
This month, the Boston Lyric Opera returns to the stage for its first full performance in a theater since 2019. And they’re coming back with a bang: “Champion: An Opera in Jazz” celebrates the legacy of six-time world champion prizefighter Emile Griffith.
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A performance of mythical proportions
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A performance of mythical proportions
Audiences will gather live at ArtsEmerson for the first time after a 20-month pandemic hiatus to see the world premiere of “Iphigenia.” Composer Wayne Shorter and librettist esperanza spalding have reimagined the myth with a powerful score and a new perspective on one of the sacrificial daughters of Greek lore.
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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
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Terence Blanchard's 'Fire Shut Up in My Bones' opera to air Wednesday, Oct. 27
Unfolding with primal power, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” the opera by multi-Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, seizes the audience from the start and never lets go.
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Big voices on the big stage
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Big voices on the big stage
Boston Lyric Opera returns to the stage with “Cavalleria Rusticana,” playing Oct. 1 and 3 at the large outdoor Leader Bank Pavilion.
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Boston Lyric Opera debuts innovative miniseries 'Desert In'
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Boston Lyric Opera debuts innovative miniseries 'Desert In'
On June 3, the Boston Lyric Opera debuts “Desert In,” a groundbreaking eight-part miniseries set in a mysterious motel where desperate individuals search for lost loved ones. Created by an extremely diverse and dynamic team, “Desert In” creates a new genre of performance that’s part film, part music video, part opera and part heart-wrenching human experience.
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‘Death by Life’ virtual opera tells incarcerated individuals’ stories
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‘Death by Life’ virtual opera tells incarcerated individuals’ stories
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd last May, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company White Snake Projects knew they wanted to contribute to the Black Lives Matter cause in a more significant way than a solidarity press release. And so they created “Death by Life,” a virtual opera delving into the stories of prisoners impacted by mass incarceration and the victimization of Black and brown people.
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A star is born: Brianna Robinson
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A star is born: Brianna Robinson
African American singer Brianna Robinson didn’t take a formal music lesson until she was in college. Now she’s joining the Boston Lyric Opera.
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