Announcing the 2014-2015 Season

The Fringe Festival, now in its 18th 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.

Later the Same Evening
Composer: John Musto
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Music Director: Allison Voth
Stage Director: Jason King Jones

Saturday, October 18, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 19, 2:00pm
Sunday, October 19, 7:30pm
Lane-Comley Studio 210

John Musto’s “Later the Same Evening” was inspired by five Edward Hopper paintings: “Room in New York,” “Hotel Window,” “Hotel Room,” “Two on the Aisle” and “Automat.” The opera explores the lives of the characters depicted in each painting while simultaneously interweaving them during the course of one evening in New York City.

La Tragédie de Carmen

Adapted from George Bizet’s opera by Marius Constant, Jean Claude Carriere and Peter Brook
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa

Sung in French with English supertitles

Saturday, October 25, 2:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 26, 2:00pm
Sunday, October 26, 7:30pm
Lane-Comley Studio 210

Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen (based on Bizet’s Carmen) is the story of a doomed romance between a sensuous gypsy and Don Jose, a Spanish soldier whom she lures into her world.  The opera will be accompanied by a 14-piece on-stage chamber orchestra.


Angels in America
Composer: Peter Eötvös
Librettist: Mari Mezei
Based on the play by Tony Kushner
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: Jim Petosa

 Sung in English

February 19, Thursday at 7:30
February 20, Friday at 7:30
February 21, Saturday at 7:30
February 22, Sunday at 2:00
Boston University Theater, Mainstage

“Angels in America”, Peter Eötvös’s opera based on the award winning Tony Kushner play, tells the story of every day human experience: relationships, love, loss, cowardice and courage set during the early stages of the AIDS pandemic in 1980’s New York City.


Composer: Jules Massenet
Librettist: Henri Caïn
Conductor: William Lumpkin
Stage Director: E. Loren Meeker

Sung in French with English supertitles

April 16, Thursday at 7:30
April 17, Friday at 7:30
April 18, Saturday at 7:30
April 19, Sunday at 2:00
Boston University Theater, Mainstage

Cendrillon is the well-known fairy tale about a young girl wronged and her ultimate redemption through her discovery of true love. Massenet’s ethereal score carries the audience into a dreamlike world of enchantment.