Arts & Culture
Boston Lyric Opera confronts biases, adapts for future
Opera originated more than 400 years ago, spun from the threads of classical Greek drama. Many facets of the medium, including who is permitted to participate and what stories are told, are still struggling to catch up to 2020. Boston Lyric Opera is bringing opera into the contemporary art world with new programs that challenge accessibility, race and representation on stage and the hurdles of public performance during a pandemic.