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    National Theatre of London in HD: Medea

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    September 4, 2014

    Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

    Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and ...more


    Mario Frangoulis: Simple Miracles

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    October 25, 2014

    Mario Frangoulis is a world-renowned powerhouse Greek tenor with an electrifying voice and stunning charisma. As 2011’s “Best Male Classical Crossover Artist," he is recognized on...more

    The Magic Flute

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

    October 21 - October 26, 2014

    South Africa’s Award-winning Isango Ensemble gloriously bursts on the scene with The Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic opera, completely reimagined, transformed and transported. The...more

    Fall Fringe Festival

    Presented by Boston University College of Fine Arts at Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210

    October 8 - October 26, 2014

    The BU Fall Fringe Festival, now in its 18th season, is a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre. The festival’s mission is to...more

    Opera at the Cinema: ROMEO ET JULIETTE

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    November 2, 2014

    Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette is one of the most famous and moving love stories in all of opera, despite the fact that everyone already knows how the story...more

    Cape Symphony: Masterpiece II Opera's Greatest Moments

    Presented by Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra at Barnstable Performing Arts Center

    November 8 - November 9, 2014

    JUNG-HO PAK, CONDUCTOR
    DEBORAH SELIG, SOPRANO | PATRICE HOUSTON, MEZZO SOPRANO | BRIAN THORSETT, TENOR | ANDREW GARLAND, BARITONE
    THE CHATHAM CHORALE, JOSEPH MARCHIO, MUSIC DIRECTOR...more

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: ROSSINI - Il Barbiere di Siviglia

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    November 22, 2014

    The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the...more

    The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri)

    Presented by The Boston Conservatory at The Boston Conservatory Theater

    November 20 - November 23, 2014

    Rossini’s acclaimed comic opera gem, The Italian Girl in Algiers, tells the story of a young woman who travels to Algiers to find her missing lover. Sung in Italian with English...more

    La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 29 - November 30, 2014

    The BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns for its 6th production, with a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi. Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs along with Stage...more

    Met Opera Live in HD: WAGNER - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    December 13, 2014

    James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master...more

    Family Holiday Pops

    Presented by Boston Civic Symphony at Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre

    December 20, 2014

    Celebrate the holidays with the Boston Civic Symphony and Max Hobart, conductor, as we bring you the most popular, family-friendly holiday concert in New England. Mezzo-soprano Rebecca Krouner...more

    Opera at the Cinema: FALSTAFF

    Presented by Coolidge Corner Theatre at Coolidge Corner Theatre

    December 21, 2014

    A lyric comedy opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi.

    The composer views the escapades of the old penniless and pot-bellied knight, who wants to deceive the wives and ends up routed, in a...more

    LEHÁR: The Merry Widow

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    January 17, 2015

    The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and...more

    OFFENBACH: Les Contes d’Hoffmann

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    January 31, 2015

    The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production....more

    Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    February 7, 2015

     Saturday, February 7, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

    Jamie Barton in Recital – the return of Artist Night!
    with Bradley Moore, piano

    Decades ago one of the most popular...more

    TCHAIKOVSKY: Iolanta, BARTÓK: Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    February 14, 2015

    On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of...more

    The Boston Philharmonic

    Presented by Music Worcester, Inc. at Mechanics Hall

    February 20, 2015

     Friday, February 20, 8pm, Mechanics Hall

    The Boston Philharmonic
    Benjamin Zander, Music Director & Conductor
    Aga Mikolaj, soprano

    J. Strauss...more

    Angels in America

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

    February 19 - February 22, 2015

    Based on the award-winning play by Tony Kushner, the operatic version of Angels in America is a story about the human experince, touching on relationships, love, loss, cowardice,...more

    ROSSINI: La Donna del Lago

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    March 14, 2015

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by...more

    Tristan & Yseult

    Presented by ArtsEmerson at Cutler Majestic Theatre

    March 5 - March 15, 2015

    Kneehigh’s Tristan & Yseult elevates this classic love triangle to epic proportions – complete with forbidden desires, broken hearts and tender truths. This innovative tale finds...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - BACH: St. JOHN PASSION

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    March 21, 2015

    This sacred oratorio brims with the beautiful yet unrelenting musical and textual tension found between gentle reflective arias and brutal crowd choruses. Betrayal, torment, and death commingle...more

    Music of Handel, Steffani, and Monteverdi

    Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre

    April 10, 2015

    BEMF’s 25th Anniversary Season comes to a triumphant conclusion with a powerhouse recital of operatic highlights, vocal chamber duets, and personal favorites selected by each artist. In...more

    MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    April 25, 2015

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo...more

    EMMANUEL MUSIC - MOZART: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

    Presented by Emmanuel Music at Emmanuel Church, Boston

    May 9, 2015

    Opera in Concert
    In this colorful opera that "knocked everything else sideways," as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish...more

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