Boston Lyric Opera Presents: The Love Potion

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  • November 19, 2014 - November 23, 2014
  • Times: November 19, 20, 22, 23, 2014

Performed at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Music by Frank Martin
based on Joseph Bédier's 1900 novel Roman de Tristan et Iseut
Sung in a new English translation
by Hugh Macdonald commissioned by BLO

BLO presents the fully-staged Boston premiere of Swiss composer Frank Martin's retelling of the much-told story of Tristan. In this gripping work, we hear the medieval tale of the fateful love potion that binds him to Isolt, the woman torn between duty and love. Praised for her luminous voice, Boston favorite soprano Chelsea Basler returns in this unforgettable role. A new production directed by David Schweizer (The Emperor of Atlantis).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Sold out!

Conducted by
David Angus (Ryan Turner Nov. 22)

Directed by
David Schweizer

JON JURGENS as Tristan
CHELSEA BASLER as Isolt
MICHELLE TRAINOR as Brangain
DAVID McFERRIN as King Mark
with Heather Gallagher, Rachel Hauge,
Omar Najmi, and David Cushing

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