Boston Lyric Opera's season-opener, Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" has been rethought, but not for the best in Phil Chan's muddled production.
After a lengthy hiatus, Boston Lyric Opera is back in action with a stirring double bill being presented at the Flynn Cruiseport in Boston's Seaport district.
With a recording of a little-heard opera and a performance of rarely-seen Rachmaninoff operas, Odyssey Opera returns to its ambitious roots.
Using a device made famous by Stephen Sondheim in the musical "Merrily We Roll Along," the Boston Lyric Opera's "La Boheme" tells Puccini's opera backward. But does it work?
Boston music lovers can treat on a rare outdoor performance of Gounod's classic operatic treatment of Shakespeare on August 13 on the Boston Common.
Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are amongst the most popular pieces in the Baroque repertoire, and Boston's Handel and Haydn Society offered a polish reading of them this past weekend
In addition to its superlative staging of "Fellow Travelers," BLO must be credited for having the courage to present a large-scale, gay-themed, operatic work, and for treating the subject with dignity and compassion.
Boston's Odyssey Opera felt strongly enough about Pacini's three-act, 1843 "Maria, Regina d'Inghilterra" to include the work in its current season devoted to England's historic ruling family, the Tudors. And their instincts were right on target.
Boston Lyric Opera devised the concept of placing the one-act "Pagliacci" in an actual carnival setting, expanding the evening to include attractions one might encounter at a local fair.
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