From Gin Lane to Covent Garden, 18th-century London reveled in both the enticing extravagances of the opera house and the bawdy follies of the streets. Boston Lyric Opera artists create a theatrical evocation of this world, told through the visual and verbal wit of William Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson, and Alexander Pope, and set to the music of George Frideric Handel and two iconic 20th-century composers, Kurt Weill and Igor Stravinsky, who were drawn to this era. Inspired by the March 2017 BLO production of The Rake’s Progress, this afternoon of savage satire and elegant beauty features a cast of dueling divas, enterprising harlots, conniving impresarios, and scandalous heroes.
Sunday, February 12 3–4:30 pm
Mingle with the performers while enjoying wine and light bites. Package includes tickets to both the event and the reception: members $66, nonmembers $70
Above: Ben Bliss sings Tom Rakewell in the Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Rake’s Progress. Courtesy Liza Voll Photography.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.