Boston Lyric Opera

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Boston Lyric Opera
Both locally and beyond, Boston Lyric Opera leads the way in celebrating the art of the voice through innovative programming and community engagement initiatives that redefine the opera-going experience. Now in its 44th Season, BLO is the largest and longest-lived opera company in New England. Since its founding in 1976, the company has staged world premieres, U.S. premieres, co-productions and co-commissions of note with organizations such as The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Scottish Opera and San Francisco Opera and continues to be a destination for some of the leading artists, conductors, directors and designers from around the world.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • Tufts Medical Center • 3 min walk
  • Boylston • 4 min walk

4 reviews
Very good

Kathleen Wnuk
29 contributions
Pagliacci Redux
Oct 2019 • Friends
Purists might not like this performance as it was in English, set in current times and was actually relevant. Food trucks before hand with a carnival, then we go to the big top where the performance takes place. Oh, and they sold Freak Show Cabernet by the bottle to take to the show. Excellent singing, comedy alternating with tragedy. I was laughing during the 2nd scene at the same time knowing full well what the deadly outcome would be. BLO is pushing the envelope and is an amazing group. Their Rape of Lucretia and Handmaid's Tale last season seem to be a precursor of what they can really do. I can't wait to see the next production!
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Boston, MA31 contributions
A growing treasure
Mar 2014 • Friends
Boston has suffered for many years since Sarah Caldwell stop producing The Boston Opera. The Boston Lyric Opera took over as our main source of Opera and has year by year grown and developed into close to a World Class Company. The recent production of Rigoletto was superb with a Soprano who did an Aria laying flat on her back. The Audience gasped as she reached the high notes. Each production shows more drama, settings and promising singers. BLO is ready to invite the best. Hopefully it will find a better Venue than the Schubert Theatre which doesn't have the best accoustics. Nevertheless....if in town during the a ticket. You will enjoy it thoroughly.
Written 26 March 2014
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Ron R
Andover, MA105 contributions
A true gem in Boston's cultural scene...
Mar 2014 • Couples
I've been attending opera performances by the BLO for the last 15 years and have yet to be disappointed. I believe the Boston Lyric Opera to be one of the true gems of Boston's cultural scene. If you've never attended the opera, I would suggest starting out with something whose music you may already be familiar with (ex., Bizet's Carmen or Mozart's The Magic Flute). Since most of the opera's are not in English, English text is projected on screens on both sides of the stage, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the original language and still keep up with the plot.

The BLO does a phenomenal job on all their productions. You really owe it to yourself to give opera a try!
Written 23 March 2014
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