Opera Night at the Boston Public Library

Opera Night at the Boston Public Library

A series of one-hour presentations through the season that feature interviews, lectures, and mini-performances highlighting BLO’s upcoming productions and opera as a whole. Speakers with expertise in the field share their insights into the world of opera to awaken your senses and deepen your opera knowledge before you spend an evening at the theatre.

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Opera Night at the Boston Public Library
  • Opera Night at the Boston Public Library: Blackness and Identity in Opera

    Dr. Naomi André, scholar and author of Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement to explore themes of voice, race, and gender entwined deep within the rich history of the art form of opera and how it frames the moment we find ourselves in today. BLO Artists present works by opera composers explorin...

  • Opera Night at the Boston Public Library: Opera and Jazz

    Listen to Dr. Tammy L. Kernodle, musician and scholar, discuss the storytelling power of jazz, soul, R&B and it’s legacy and fusing with opera to communicate powerful narratives through music—particularly as they are rooted in Black American experience, excellence, and expertise. From a deep hist...