Announcing the 2016/2017 Opera Season


The Fringe Festival, now in its 20th season, is a collaboration between the Schools of Music and Theatre and the Opera Institute.  Its mission is to produce new or rarely performed significant works in the opera and theater repertoire, bringing performers and audiences close together in unique theatrical settings.

Hydrogen Jukebox
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: Allen Ginsberg
Music Directors: Allison Voth & Matthew Larson
Stage Director: Emily Ranii

Friday, October 14, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 15, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 16, 2:00pm
Lane-Comley Studio 210

The Werther Project
Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettists: Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Nathan Troup
Dramaturgy: Jerrold Pope and Allison Voth

Sung in French with English supertitles

Friday, October 28, 7:30pm
Boston University Theater, Mainstage


Composer: Tobias Picker
Based on the novel by Judith Rossner
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa

Sung in English with supertitles

February 23, Thursday at 7:30
February 24, Friday at 7:30
February 25, Saturday at 7:30
February 26, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage

Le nozze di Figaro

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: David Paul

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

April 20, Thursday at 7:30
April 21, Friday at 7:30
April 22, Saturday at 7:30
April 23, Sunday at 2:00

Boston University Theater, Mainstage