La Boheme

Boston Lyric Opera

"One has to applaud Boston Lyric Opera for the boldness of its new production....New setting works intuitively." - The Boston Globe
"Boston Lyric Opera Breathes New Life Into ‘La Bohème’." - WBUR
"An impressive evocation of dramatic time and place." - Boston Classical Review

Conductor: David Angus
Director: Rosetta Cucchi
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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The Love Potion

Boston Lyric Opera

"The haunting BLO staging . – The Wall Street Journal
"Boston Lyric Opera’s unbearably moving production" – The New York Times
"BLO serves up a poignant, captivating performance of Frank Martin rarity" – Boston Classical Review

Conductor: David Angus
Director: David Schweizer
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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La Traviata

Boston Lyric Opera

“Heartfelt, touching…” – Boston Classical Review
“BLO truly delivered.” – The South Shore Critic
“Much beauty and pathos in the accomplished performances.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Director: Chas Rader-Shieber
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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Katya Kabanova

Opera North /Boston Lyric Opera

"A consistent, spare and stark vision of Janacek’s opera." - Boston Classical Review
"Boston Lyric Opera continues its string of vital, provocative productions of works off the beaten path.... gorgeous and intelligent production." - Musical Intelligencer
"A musical experience that will be long remembered." - South Shore Critic

Conductor: David Angus
Director: Tim Albery
Dramaturg: Magda Romasnska

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Don Giovanni

Boston Lyric Opera

"Flagrantly delectable.." - South Shore Critic
"Don Giovanni lite delights theater crowd." - Boston Musical Intelligencer
"A powerful theatrical statement about betrayal and its consequences not soon forgotten." - Boston Theatre Wing

Conductor: David Angus
Director: Emma Griffin
Dramaturg: Magda Romanska

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I PURITANI

Boston Lyric Opera

"It’s a visually striking production. The set, costumes, and color choices were a marvel." – The Metrowest Daily News
"A vibrant and exciting production of Vincenzo Bellini’s last work,' I Puritani.' Overall, the opera is an outstanding success." – The Boston Musical Intelligencer
"A dark, powerful I Puritani" – The Boston Globe

Conductor: David Angus
Director: Crystal Manich
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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Rigoletto

Boston Lyric Opera

"Verdi’s aggressively tuneful crowd-pleaser is here returned to something closer to its original setting in and around the Ducal Court of 16th-century Mantua." – The Boston Globe
"The most remarkable aspect of the production is the way the elements all worked together like a finely tuned engine." – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Conductor: Christopher Franklin
Director: Tomer Zvulvun
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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LIZZIE BORDEN

Boston Lyric Opera

"The tale of Lizzie Borden is already pretty operatic, even before hitting the stage. It was the summer of 1892 when she was charged and later acquitted in the brutal axe murders of her father and stepmother in their Fall River home. Now Boston Lyric Opera is taking a new whack at the story, and WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen attended the opening." – WGBH News

Based on a Scenario by Richard Plant
Realized by Todd Bashore and John Conklin
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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THe Magic Flute

Boston Lyric Opera

"This is a thoughtfully reimagined Magic Flute that, well staged and exquisitely sung and acted, probes the serious subtext of Mozart’s singspiel." –>i> The Boston Globe
"The BLO’s production of The Magic Flute is a momentous artistic manifestation with a strong appeal to both opera aficionados and neophytes. If you have seen it, you’ll relish the freshness of this interpretation." – The MIT Tech Online

Conductor: David Angus
Director: Leon Major
Dramaturgy: Magda Romanska

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Café Variations

Arts Emerson

"A superb and entertaining investigation into and celebration of love... Like watching a complicated romp at the café, where keeping score of the various couplings and re-couplings captivates you." – Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene
"There is a constant sense of longing in the air, but there is also an undercurrent of violence. One moment, a bouquet of flowers is a token of affection; the next moment, it’s a weapon... The final tableau will break your heart." – The Boston Globe

Written by Charles Mee
Director: Anne Bogart
Music and Lyrics: George Gerswhin and Ira Gerswhin
Dramaturg: Magda Romanska

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