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    THE LIGHTHOUSE BY Peter Maxwell Davies

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    February 8 - February 12, 2012


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    THE LIGHTHOUSE BY Peter Maxwell Davies

    Sung in English

    New Opera Annex production

    Music and libretto by Peter Maxwell Davies



    Boston Lyric Opera channels Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ ominous maritime ghost chamber opera, THE LIGHTHOUSE, with four performances overlooking the Boston Harbor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.



    Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ opera is an unforgettable gripping and overwhelming portrait of growing madness and possession. Originally inspired by the true story of three lighthouse keepers who mysteriously disappeared from their post on Northern Scotland’s Orkney Islands in 1900.



    “Upon landing on that island, they found that the door of the lighthouse was open, the table was set for a meal, one cup was broken and one chair was overturned, but no trace of the lighthouse keepers,” said Davies.



    John Bellemer (Carmen 2002, 2009), Christopher Burchett, and Boston favorite David Cushing comprise this cast of three extraordinary singing actors. David Angus conducts renowned stage director Tim Albery’s new production.


    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

    Columbia Point
    Boston, MA 02125

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    Evening performances being at 8pm. Matinees (m) begin at 5pm


    Phone: 617-542-6772


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    • Event Name: THE LIGHTHOUSE BY Peter Maxwell Davies
      Article: Lyric Opera to stage "The Lighthouse" at Kennedy Library's Smith Hall
      Dorchester Reporter - Feb 02, 2012
      By Chris Harding

      Next week fans of Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) who usually go to the Shubert Theater will be heading out to the tip of Columbia Point. Smith Hall—the...
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      Next week fans of Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) who usually go to the Shubert Theater will be heading out to the tip of Columbia Point. Smith Hall—the multi-use space at the JFK Library with its panoramic ocean views, familiar as the site of the Museum’s Forum and Celebrate! Series— will host a first-class production of a chamber opera that takes full advantage of the vistas of Dorchester Bay.
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