Daniela Mack, Jennifer Johnson Cano Lead Boston Lyric Opera’s 2018-19 Season

By David Salazar

The Boston Lyric Opera has announced its 2018-19 season which will feature four works centering on the themes of rebellion.

First up is Rossini’s perennial masterwork “The Barber of Seville.” The opera is set to star Matthew Worth, Daniela Mack, Jesus Garcia, David Crawford, Steven Condy, Michelle Trainor, and Alex Lawrence under maestro David Angus. Rosetta Cucchi directs the production.

Performance Dates: Oct. 12-21

In November, the company shifts gears for the World Premiere of “Schoenberg in Hollywood” by Boston composer Tod Machover. The work was commissioned by BLO as  part of its BLO New Works Series. It stars Omar Ebrahim, Sara Womble, and Jesse Darden.

Performance Dates: Nov. 14-18

Benjamin Britten’s story of rape, “The Rape of Lucretia” arrives in 2019. Given today’s social context, the work has never been more relevant and it will star Kelley O’Connor, Duncan Rock, Nancy Maultsby, Brandon Cedel, David McFerrin, Jesse Darden, Antonia Tamer, and Sara Womble.

Performance Dates: March 11-17, 2019

Finally, “The Handmaiden’s Tale” closes out the season with the likes of Jennifer Johnson Cano, Caroline Worra, Matthew DiBattista, David Cushing, and Maria Zifchak leading the cast. Anne Bogart directs.

Performance Dates: May 3-11