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Category: Opera

BU Opera Institute presents a virtual 24th Fringe Festival

BU Opera Institute reimagines the 24th annual Fringe Festival as a virtual series, premiering April 8—10, 2021, and available to stream. The series includes collections of individual storytellers and songs based on poems from WWI and the 1918 flu pandemic.

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OperaWire Feature: Morris Robinson on Racism in Opera, Verdi & the Metropolitan Opera

Originally published in OperaWire on July 15, 2020. Written by Francisco Salazar Bass Morris Robinson is one of the most sought after performers in opera. He has slowly built up his repertoire performing at many leading houses including the Metropolitan Opera, where he has been singing for 18 years in smaller and leading roles. This […]

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BU Opera Institute presents spring 2020 season

Per Boston University’s recent announcement, all College of Fine Arts events have been canceled and classes have moved to remote teaching and learning for the balance of the spring semester and final exams. Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre announce the spring 2020 season of operas, beginning with […]

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BU Today feature: CFA Tackles Tobias Picker Opera Based on a Stephen King Novel

This article was originally published in BU Today on February 19, 2019. By Joel Brown. Murder, dementia, domestic abuse, a broken family—Stephen King’s novel Dolores Claiborne has all the torment and passion of any tragic opera. Composer Tobias Picker thought so, too, and in 2013, he turned King’s best-selling psychological drama into an opera, with a libretto by J. […]

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Spring Operas: Dolores Claiborne & The Cunning Little Vixen

Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Music: Opera Institute and School of Theatre announce the spring 2019 season of operas, beginning with Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, a re-telling of Stephen King’s thriller co-commissioned with New York City Opera, and Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, which will receive its premiere this summer at the […]

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Take a Tour of BU College of Fine Arts

  Another typical day at the College of Fine Arts! From orchestra rehearsal to kinetic sculptures to the light & sound lab at Booth Theatre, there is always something amazing happening within the walls of CFA. Take a peek behind-the-scenes of some of our favorite spaces! Established in 1954, Boston University College of Fine Arts […]

Categories: Music, Opera, Theatre, Visual Arts

BU Tanglewood Institute: From the Director’s Desk | July 2018

Photo Credit Stratton McCrady Wow! What an incredible two weeks it’s been at BUTI. As we conclude the Workshops and welcome students to our Young Artists Programs, I am struck by how the word “community” resonates throughout. The student community, comprised of young artists between 10 and 20 years old, hails from 44 US states […]

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