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  • October 04, 2013 - May 11, 2014

BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ANNOUNCES 2013/14 SEASON


A Season of All-New Productions

Mozart's The Magic Flute reimagined in a new English adaptation

The Opera Gala: A Season Opening Celebration

Jack Beeson's Lizzie Borden: BLO commissions a new chamber version,

directed by Christopher Alden

BLO welcomes an international lineup featuring Sarah Coburn, John Tessier, Emily Hindrichs, Morris Robinson, Caroline Worra, Nadine Sierra, and David Angus.

 

MOZART

The Magic Flute

October 4 - 13, 2013

 

OPERA ANNEX

JACK BEESON

Lizzie Borden

A new chamber version in seven scenes

commissioned by BLO

November 20 - 24, 2013

 

VERDI

Rigoletto

March 14 - 23, 2014

 

BELLINI

I Puritani

May 2 - May 11, 2014

 

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced the repertoire for the Company's 2013/14 Season. BLO's strong artistic momentum continues with new productions of masterpieces by Mozart, Verdi and Bellini, performed alongside a powerful new chamber version of an opera about Fall River''s own Lizzie Borden, which will be performed as part of BLO''s innovative Opera Annex series. Productions take place at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston as well as the Opera Annex at the Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Inaugurating The Opera Gala: A Season Opening Celebration is the premiere production of a new English adaptation of Mozart''s The Magic Flute, October 4 - 13, 2013. For this season''s Opera Annex, BLO has commissioned a new chamber version of Jack Beeson''s Lizzie Borden, November 20 - 24, 2013. The season continues with a new production of Verdi''s Rigoletto, March 14 - 23, 2014, and concludes with a new production of Bellini''s I Puritani, May 2 - May 11, 2014.

2013/14 PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION

All performances - excluding Lizzie Borden, BLO's Opera Annex production - will be held at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston, with evening performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 3 p.m. Lizzie Borden will be performed at the Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

Subscriptions to BLO's 2013/14 Season go on sale on March 8, 2012. Both three show and four show subscriptions (which include advance access to Opera Annex) are available. Three show packages begin at $90.

Additional subscription information is available online at blo.org or by calling BLO Audience Services at 617-542-6772. Special group and student rates are available.

2013/14 SEASON AT-A-GLANCE

THE MAGIC FLUTE

New BLO production

A New English Adaptation by Leon Major, Kelley Rourke and John Conklin

with projected text

Music by Mozart; Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

October 4, 6m, 9, 11, 13m, 2013

Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre

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NEW OPERA ANNEX PRODUCTION

 

LIZZIE BORDEN

New BLO production

A new chamber version in seven scenes

Commissioned by BLO

Sung in English with projected text

Music by Jack Beeson; Libretto by Kenward Elmslie

Based on a Scenario by Richard Plant

Realized by Todd Bashore (orchestration) and John Conklin (dramaturgy)

November 20, 22, 23, 24m, 2013

The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston

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RIGOLETTO

New BLO production

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Music by Giuseppe Verdi; Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

March 14, 16m, 19, 21, 23m, 2014

Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre

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I PURITANI

New BLO production

Sung in Italian with projected English translation

Music by Vincenzo Bellini; Libretto by Carlo Pepoli

May 2, 4m, 7, 9, 11m, 2014

Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre

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