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13 December 2017

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Burke & Hare

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 5

This new opera wins points for esprit de corpse
18 Nov 17 / Classical Voice North America
At the BLO, it’s the bodies in question
15 Nov 17 / Boston Globe
Highly successful enterprise from BLO
15 Nov 17 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
Attend The Tale of Burke and Hare: a world première at Boston Lyric Opera
15 Nov 17 / Bachtrack
Bring up the bodies
15 Nov 17 / Wall Street Journal
Tosca

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 4

Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Tosca’ combines convention, experimentation
19 Oct 17 / The Tufts Daily
Terrific Tosca! Boston Lyric Opera opens with Puccini
18 Oct 17 / New England Public Radio
BLO Tosca tells dramatic story
16 Oct 17 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
BLO opens its new season with robust ‘Tosca’
16 Oct 17 / Boston Globe
Le nozze di Figaro

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A wild and crazy day: Le nozze di Figaro at Boston Lyric Opera
3 May 17 / Bachtrack
BLO offers a ‘Marriage’ of true voices
2 May 17 / Boston Globe
Composer and cast carry BLO Figaro
1 May 17 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
The Rake's Progress

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Powerhouse cast lifts BLO ‘Rake’s Progress’
15 Mar 17 / Boston Globe
BLO does Stravinsky proud
14 Mar 17 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
Greek

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 3

In Mark-Anthony Turnage’s satiric opera, patricide/incest taboos are no big deal
29 Nov 16 / Wall Street Journal
Oedipus shrugs in Thatcher’s England in BLO’s opera ‘Greek’
18 Nov 16 / Boston Globe
Œdipus by any other name...
18 Nov 16 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
Carmen

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Love and Death in the Afternoon: Calixto Bieito's Carmen in Boston
28 Sep 16 / Bachtrack
BLO’s lean, very mean ‘Carmen’
25 Sep 16 / Boston Globe
Die Lustige Witwe

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

At the Shubert, ‘Merry Widow’ offers an era’s swan song
2 May 16 / Boston Globe
Die Lustige Witwe

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Lolo, Dodo, Joujou: Their era ends
2 May 16 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
Werther

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

New staging for an opera of rich-hued sorrows
14 Mar 16 / Boston Globe
Singers deliver the vocal drama in BLO’s updated “Werther”
13 Mar 16 / Boston Classical Review
In the Penal Colony

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Boston Lyric Opera probes the modern psyche with Glass’s “In the Penal Colony”
14 Nov 15 / Classical Review
A harrowing story that’s worth hearing
13 Nov 15 / The Artery
La bohème

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A Puccini classic reimagined in Paris of 1968
6 Oct 15 / Boston Globe
La Bohème rides new wave
6 Oct 15 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
Boston Lyric Opera breathes new life into ‘La Bohème’
5 Oct 15 / The Artery
Don Giovanni

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Duncan Rock redeems BLO’s ‘Don Giovanni’
4 May 15 / Boston Globe
Fine singing lifts BLO’s feminist retooling of “Don Giovanni”
3 May 15 / Boston Classical Review
Kat'a Kabanova

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

BLO offers Boston’s first staging of ‘Katya Kabanova’
16 Mar 15 / Boston Globe
Alvarez magnificent in BLO’s mixed premiere of Janacek’s “Katya”
15 Mar 15 / Boston Classical Review
Le vin herbé

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Aesthetic reclamation of Tristan tales from BLO
21 Nov 14 / The Boston Musical Intelliger
BLO serves up a poignant, captivating performance of Frank Martin rarity
21 Nov 14 / Classical Review
I Puritani

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Soprano provides the highlights in BLO’s uneven “Puritani”
8 May 14 / Boston Classical Review
BLO strikes a pose with 'I Puritani'
8 May 14 / Wicked Local Wrentham
Rigoletto

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Lyric Opera offers energetic, traditional ‘Rigoletto’
16 Mar 14 / Boston Globe
A fine cast does justice to an unjust world in BLO’s “Rigoletto”
16 Mar 14 / Boston Classical Review
Lizzie Borden

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

‘Lizzie Borden’ at the Castle, roiling beneath the veil
22 Nov 13 / Boston Globe
Die Zauberflöte

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Appealing young cast lifts Boston Lyric Opera’s season-opening “Magic Flute”
6 Oct 13 / Boston Classical Review
Der Fliegende Holländer

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

BLO’s ‘Dutchman’ brings Wagner back to Boston
29 Apr 13 / Boston Globe
Fine singing overcomes heavy-handed Freudianism in BLO’s “Flying Dutchman”
28 Apr 13 / Boston Classical Review
Così fan tutte

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘Così fan tutte’ is delightful
19 Mar 13 / Boston Globe
Clemency

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

BLO’s Opera Annex premieres MacMillan’s ‘Clemency’
8 Feb 13 / Boston Globe
Madama Butterfly

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 4

BLO’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ production soars despite flaws
9 Nov 12 / The Tufts Daily
BLO’s ‘Butterfly’ insistently, lyrically dramatic
6 Nov 12 / Boston Globe
Boston Lyric Opera launches season with a largely successful “Butterfly”
4 Nov 12 / Boston Classical Review
Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' opens Boston Lyric Opera's 2012-2013 season
4 Nov 12 / The Examiner
The Inspector

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Boston Lyric Opera closes season successfully with comical “Inspector”
24 Apr 12 / Boston Classical Review
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Cutting it close
14 Mar 12 / The Boston Phoenix
Boston Lyric Opera’s “Barber” is a sparkling triumph
11 Mar 12 / Boston Classical Review
The Lighthouse

Boston Lyric Opera


No. of reviews: 4

The singing was uniformly excellent in Boston Lyric Opera’s taut production of this psychologically thriller
19 Feb 12 / Financial Times (via Google)
BLO keeps a light on for the less traditional
10 Feb 12 / Boston Globe
Did they crumble into thin air? Only the fog could tell
10 Feb 12 / New York Times
Boston Lyric Opera serves Maxwell Davies well with haunting, effective “Lighthouse”
10 Feb 12 / Classical Review
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News & Articles

New BLO season will put opera back in the Opera House
This week the company unveiled both the details of its upcoming 2016-17 season and the state of its search for a new home.
24 Mar 2016 / Boston Globe
Boston Lyric Opera to leave Citi Shubert Theatre
Boston Lyric Opera has decided that it will not renew its lease at the Citi Shubert Theatre, its home for nearly two decades. Next fall it will move its productions to a temporary venue, one yet to be announced
11 Oct 2015 / Boston Globe
Boston Lyric Opera receives $5 million grant
Boston Lyric Opera has received a $5 million gift from the Calderwood Charitable Foundation, both organizations have announced.
30 Apr 2015 / Boston Globe
Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘La Traviata’: ‘sexy and risque’
Set designer Julia Noulin-Merat, a Boston University grad based in New York, is bringing a youthful, decadent vibe to the October production.
28 Sep 2014 / Boston Globe
Boston Lyric Opera announces new season
Boston Lyric Opera’s 2013-14 season will feature new productions of four operas.
8 Mar 2013 / Boston Globe