Boston Lyric Opera Partners with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company for ‘Romeo & Juliet’

On August 11, 2022, Boston Lyric Opera will open its 2022-23 season with a free, public staging of Gounod’s “Romeo & Juliet.” The production comes in partnership with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the City of Boston. CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler will direct, with BLO Music Director David Angus conducting the chorus and orchestra. The cast features Ricardo Garcia making {…}

Boston Lyric Opera to Present ‘Champion’ in Concert Instead of Production Format

The Boston Lyric Opera has announced that it will present Terrence Blanchard’s “Champion” in concert form instead of in production. The company noted that “following the cancellation of tomorrow’s (Wed, May 18) first performance, Boston Lyric Opera’s Fri @ 7:30PM and Sun @ 3PM performances of ‘Champion: An Opera in Jazz’ will continue as planned at the Emerson Cutler Majestic {…}

Boston Lyric Opera Concludes ‘Butterfly Process’ with Town Hall, Film Series, and a 2023-24 Season Production of ‘Madama Butterfly’

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) has announced the conclusion of its initiative, “The Butterfly Process,” and will close out the project with a public town hall, film series, and a new production of “Madama Butterfly,” slated for the company’s 2023-24 season. The scheduled events round out an 18-month deep dive into the standard repertoire that explored Puccini’s “Butterfly,” in particular. BLO {…}