Featuring Boston Lyric Opera Performers

Opera is full of malevolent villains, passionate lovers, and intrepid warriors, but it is also animated by a fascinating collection of working artists—composers, painters like Cavaradossi, poets like Andrea Chénier. Then there are those, like Tosca, who demand an actual audience—divas, actors, wandering minstrels, and street clowns.

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera performers, hear these characters sing their music. Listen to dramatic words evoking the hypnotic power of the performer from Walt Whitman, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, and Willa Cather; and look at paintings and images from the MFA collection that portray singers and artists in their full passionate glory.

BLO subscribers receive member-priced tickets.

Bravo reception with BLO presenters at 3 pm: add $50 per person

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
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Above: Hendrick ter Brugghen, Boy Singing, 1627. 58.975. Oil on canvas. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund.