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    Boston Lyric Opera's operabox.tv launches a new house for opera – a fresh digital venue with new series and special programs that explore the art form and the artists who bring it to life. operabox.tv offers a front-row view of the best BLO offers.

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  • “This House is Now”

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    Cass and Sunny, innkeepers at a remote motor lodge called Desert Inn, are on the verge of a milestone anniversary. New gue...

  • “Love is Like the Sea”

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    Dusk brings mandatory happy hour for all Desert Inn guests. The music and dancing celebrates all shapes of love — and the ...

  • “Someday you’ll know…they’re calling to you too”

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    Ion struggles to understand what’s really going on at the Inn. The motel guests attend a ritual of sacrifice, and the high...

  • "A Single Man"

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    After a guest’s mysterious disappearance, Ion and Federico are tasked with clearing out their room–and their memories. Ion...

  • “i miss you more than I remember you”

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    Federico, flush with new feelings, lies when Cass asks if Ion is a threat. The betrayal generates a powerful charge that shorts out the Desert Inn sign. Meanwhile, Sunny shows signs of forgetting people from her past.

    This series contains strong language, some nudity and strong sexual content.

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  • "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter"

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    Sunny’s memories continue to fade, and Federico tries to remind her of their shared past. She refuses to believe until she dives into the roiling pool and emerges with disturbing new insights on her beloved Cass.

    This series contains strong language, some nudity and strong sexual content.

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  • “The Sun Also Rises”

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    Sunny confronts Cass for lying about the past and changing their future. Tension and anger build throughout the Desert Inn. Federico tells Ion the truth about why he’s there, and encourages him to leave for his own safety. Cass finds Sunny’s wedding ring in an unexpected place, and things begin t...

  • “Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us”

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    With Cass’s secrets revealed, and the Inn seemingly in collapse, Federico releases Ion and locks himself in a room. With a plan to free everyone, Ion tells Cass she can stop the destruction she caused and start over. Instead, Cass remains with her memories, determined to rebuild and carry on unti...

  • desert in All Episode Pass

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    Watch all 8 episodes for the price of 6 with the desert in All-Access Pass.

    Lost souls are found, love is rekindled, and secrets are exposed at a mysterious motor lodge in the American West. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, playwright christopher oscar peña, and director Ja...

  • Usher + desert in

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    Get access to two of Boston Lyric Opera’s feature cinematic experiences exclusively made for the screen – The Fall of the House of Usher and the world premiere of desert in. Watch Philip Glass' opera The Fall of the House of Usher, featuring hand-drawn animation, stop-motion film, and archival fo...

  • Ariadne auf Naxos (1991)

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    Boston Lyric Opera’s January 1991 production of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos was a milestone for the company in many ways, not the least of which was its platform to launch the enduring international career of American soprano Deborah Voigt. It was this production, reviewed by New York Ti...

  • More Than Musical presents La bohème

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    Set in current-day New York, this filmed opera reimagines La bohème by glorifying rooftops, mattresses, and the grungy, sexy, dirty world of being in your early twenties in the city that never sleeps. 

    MORE THAN MUSICAL PRESENTS a film by  LAINE RETTMER "LA BOHÈME"
    in association with Opera Col...

  • The Fall of the House of Usher

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    Boston Lyric Opera gives an arthouse cinematic treatment to Philip Glass' opera The Fall of the House of Usher. This chilling film places Edgar Allan Poe's iconic gothic horror story in the imagination of a migrant child as she journeys into the United States. Experience the world of the Ushers t...

  • More Than Musical presents La bohème - Part 1

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    This rental is for Part 1 of La bohème. To rent the full film, click here.

    Set in current-day New York, this filmed opera reimagines La bohème by glorifying rooftops, mattresses, and the grungy, sexy, dirty world of bei...

  • More Than Musical presents La bohème - Part 2

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    This rental is for Part 2 of La bohème. To rent the full film, click here.

    Set in current-day New York, this filmed opera reimagines La bohème by glorifying rooftops, mattresses, and the grungy, sexy, dirty world of bei...