Victor Hugo was a superbly creative poet, novelist, playwright, critic, even an opera librettist—and the man ultimately responsible for Les Misérables. He influenced a wide range of musical creations from Verdi (Ernani and Rigoletto), Donizetti (Lucrezia Borgia), to Poncheilli (La Gioconda) as well as works by Berlioz, Liszt, Bizet, Fauré, and the culture factory that is Les Misérables. Featuring Patrick Shea, Georgia Lyman and BLO artists, we will see and hear many examples that explore this prodigious artist’s work and its influence.
Reception in Bravo restaurant with BLO presenters follows at 3pm. Additional ticket required ($50 per person). Attendees save 15% on tickets to BLO’s shows.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
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