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    La Boheme

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    October 2 - October 11, 2015

    Music by Giacomo Puccini
    Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

    Sung in Italian with projected English translation

    Puccini’s poetic masterpiece is reimagined against the electrifying backdrop of the 1968 Paris student revolution. Inspired by the films of the French New Wave, this theatrically and musically vivid new production transports one of the world’s greatest love stories to ...more


    Opera on Tap: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Presented by Opera On Tap at The Burren, Somerville

    August 30, 2015

    You hitch your horse at the end of the dusty Davis Square trail and push your way through the doors of The Burren. You sidle up to the bar in the back, mutter "whiskey" to no one in particular,...more

    Opera on The House presents...

    Presented by Opera On The House at First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, Cambridge

    September 3, 2015

    For our inaugural series, we are presenting an evening of comedic one acts and scenes. Our stories feature viking warriors, an opera company gala gone awry, saucy rascals, and a...more

    The Music of Salieri and Mozart

    Presented by Calliope Inc. at First Church in Boston, Boston

    September 12, 2015

    Calliope, Boston’s collaborative chorus and orchestra, will present Antonio and Amadeus, a concert featuring selected works composed by Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,...more

    Bulgarian Fantasy

    Presented by Freisinger Chamber Orchestra at Old South Church in Boston, Boston

    September 13, 2015

    This is the FCO's only concert of the year, so it is not to be missed!

    Marin Goleminov: Five Sketches for String Orchestra (1952)
    Written in Sofia by one of Bulgaria's most...more

    SeptemberFest 2015

    Presented by Longy School of Music of Bard College at Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge

    September 25 - September 27, 2015

    Join Longy the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 as Longy kicks off a year of centennial festivities with the annual SeptemberFest concert...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: II Trovatore

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 3, 2015

    The Live in HD season begins October 3 with Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated Met role debut as Leonora, the tortured heroine of Il Trovatore. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Count di Luna in the...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Otello"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 17, 2015

    A new staging of Verdi’s masterpiece Otello, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens the Met season. Aleksandrs Antonenko sings his first Met...more

    An Evening with Jackie Evancho - AWAKENING - Live in Concert

    Presented by Great Northeast Productions, Inc. and Sue Auclair Promotions at Symphony Hall, Boston

    October 23, 2015

    Great Northeast Productions will present An Evening with Jackie Evancho - Awakening - Live in Concert on Friday, October 23, 2015, 8 pm at Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115....more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Tannhäuser"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 31, 2015

    James Levine conducts the first Met revival of Wagner’s Tannhäuser since 2004, seen in Otto Schenk’s 1977 production. Johan Botha sings his first company performances of the demanding title...more

    Opera 102 Class

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    October 7 - November 4, 2015

    The popular Opera 101 series is expanding!  Opera 102 is broken down into two separate series (each four nights long) to gain a deeper knowledge of opera throughout the centuries.  They...more

    Clarke, Copland, & Cassandra (Newton)

    Presented by Cappella Clausura

    November 15, 2015

    The first half of the program is devoted to a cappella works by two major 20th century composers: England's pathbreaking Rebecca Clarke and this country's beloved Aaron Copland, whose four motets...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Lulu

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 21, 2015

    William Kentridge returns to the Met for his first new production since the company premiere of The Nose, which caused a sensation when it opened in 2010. The inventive visual artist...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    November 21, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Wagner featuring Alwyn Mellor

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    November 18 - November 22, 2015

    Seven years ago the Boston Philharmonic performed an all-Wagner program, and last year the BPYO played the entire third act of Siegfried in Symphony Hall. Both of these events were among the...more

    Flight

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater, Boston

    November 19 - November 22, 2015

    This delightful contemporary comedy takes place entirely in an airport. The characters are an interesting cross-section of “complicated” people all meeting while in transit, emotionally as...more

    Boston Baroque presents Handel's Messiah

    Presented by Boston Baroque at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

    December 11 - December 12, 2015

    Boston's original historically informed Messiah. Join the Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus, along with conductor Martin Pearlman for one of Boston's favorite holiday traditions: Handel's...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "The Magic Flute"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 13, 2015

    The groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006, The Magic Flute enchanted opera lovers from around the world with the whimsical...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Les Pêcheurs de Perles"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 16, 2016

    For the first time since Enrico Caruso starred in the opera in 1916, the Met will present Bizet’s lush, melodic romance Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers), in a production by...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Turandot"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    January 30, 2016

    Swedish dramatic soprano Nina Stemme sings her first Met performances of the demanding title role of Puccini’s Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig in her company role debut as the angelic...more

    Special Live Opera Event: "La Traviata"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    February 14, 2016

    Dumas’ semi-autobiographical novel caused quite a stir in mid-century Paris, and his doomed Lady of the Camellias has been a favorite of stage actresses such as Sarah Bernhardt and, later, of...more

    Cosi Fan Tutte

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    February 25 - February 28, 2016

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. This...more

    Metropolitan Opera in HD: "Manon Lescaut"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 5, 2016

    Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann star as the ill-fated lovers at the center of Manon Lescaut, Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl who...more

    Werther

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    March 11 - March 20, 2016

    Music by Jules Massenet
    Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
    Sung in French with projected English translation

    Irresistibly melodic and extraordinarily...more

    Metropolitan Live in HD: "Madama Butterfly"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 2, 2016

    Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role in Madama Butterfly to Live in HD screens for the first time, in Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed 2006...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Roberto Devereux"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 16, 2016

    The final opera in Donizetti’s “Tudor trilogy” focuses on the older Queen Elizabeth I, who is forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves. Sir David McVicar, who directed the...more

    Midsummer Night's Dream

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage, Boston

    April 14 - April 17, 2016

    Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures some of the most beautiful and ethereal music ever set to Shakespeare’s classic tale. The story interweaves the adventures of four young...more

    Boston Philharmonic presents Verdi Requiem Mass

    Presented by Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall, Boston

    April 24, 2016

    “Day of wrath, that terrible day.” So begins the medieval sequence that lies at the heart of Verdi’s Requiem. Verdi’s depiction of the Day of Judgment, and of man’s terror, as well as...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: "Ekektra"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 30, 2016

    Strauss’s blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge comes to the Met in the final opera production by the legendary director Patrice Chéreau, who died in 2014....more

    The Merry Widow

    Presented by Boston Lyric Opera at Citi Shubert Theatre, Boston

    April 29 - May 8, 2016

    Music by Franz Lehár
    Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
    Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.

    As heady as champagne, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta draws...more

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