RETRO+ Short Cuts

RETRO+ Short Cuts

2 Episodes

RETRO+ is the operabox.tv channel highlighting performances from Boston Lyric Opera's archives. BLO Artistic Advisor and legendary theater designer John Conklin joins forces with filmmaker Greg Emetaz for RETRO+ "Short Cuts," a debut series that sets classic BLO opera moments to evocative videos of found footage and iconic imagery.

"Short Cuts" is available free as part of BLO's [insert:opera] initiative that brings free, fresh digital content and events to you anytime, and anywhere, you want it.

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RETRO+ Short Cuts
  • Vissi d’arte: I Lived for Art

    Episode 1

    "Vissi d’arte" from Puccini's Tosca. Set to Elena Stikhina's debut performance at Boston Lyric Opera, Conklin and Emetaz weave together footage of the greatest screen legends -- from Gloria and Beyoncé, to Whitney and Marilyn – as an homage to the Diva.

    Translation:

    TOSCA:
    I have lived for art...

  • Der Hölle Rache: Hell's Vengeance

    Episode 2

    "Der Hölle Rache" from Mozart's The Magic Flute. This Queen of the Night’s revenge aria never fails to bring down the house. In this clever pastiche, So Young Park's 2013 Boston Lyric Opera performance turns buildings to rubble, shatters glasses, and summons both clouds and lightning with vocal...