Category: Opera

21st Annual Fall Fringe Festival

BU Opera Institute and School of Theatre bring powerful themes and engaging dialogue to Studio ONE – October 6-29 September 29, 2017 Boston, MA –  Boston University College of Fine Arts is pleased to celebrate the 21st year of its groundbreaking Fringe Festival, a collaboration between the School of Music: Opera Institute and School of […]

Categories: Opera, Theatre

Reimagining Fringe

A reconstructed space invites the community to embrace the unknown with the annual opera & theatre festival. Spark Volume 3, Issue 1 | by Emily White In a year of growth and evolution at the College of Fine Arts, the artistic directors of the annual Fringe Festival are seizing the opportunity to explore the edges […]

Categories: Opera, Theatre

BU Opera Institute and School of Theatre Present Le Nozze Di Figaro

Boston University College of Fine Arts presents Le Nozze Di Figaro A perfect balance of comedy and wit, BU Opera Institute and School of Theatre bring Da Ponte’s interpretation of Mozart’s provocative tale to Boston University Theatre — April 20–23 Boston, MA— The School of Music: Opera Institute at the College of Fine Arts at […]

Categories: Opera, Theatre, Voice

First year OI soprano advances to Metropolitan Opera National Council finals!

Gabriella Reyes, first year Opera Institute soprano and student of Penelope Bitzas, has just advanced to the Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions! The Finals will be held in New York Sunday, March 19.  On March 12, Gabriella was selected from the National Semi-Finals, where 23 singers performed and only 9 were selected […]

Categories: events, Opera, Voice
Schools: Music

“CFA’s Phyllis Curtin Mourned”

Article originally published by Susan Seligson in Bostonia By all accounts, Phyllis Curtin, one of opera’s most graceful and versatile sopranos, was not a diva, always putting the music first. Following a celebrated career on stage, Curtin was dean of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts from 1983 to 1991 and founded the School of […]

Categories: Music, Opera
Schools: Music

20th Annual Fringe Festival Opens with Glass Chamber Opera

Hydrogen Jukebox draws on poems of Allen Ginsberg 10.14.2016 | By Susan Seligson Originally featured on BU Today. CFA’s 20th Fall Fringe Festival kicks off tonight with a performance of the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox. In the ensemble cast is Joseph Hubbard (CFA’17) (above). Photo by Oshin Gregorian The creation of the chamber opera Hydrogen […]

Categories: events, Opera, Theatre

Saturday October 1- Remembering Phyllis Curtin

BooBU College of Fine Arts and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center invite you to join us as we celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Dean Emerita Phyllis Curtin. Through music, words, and imagery, we will reflect on the work, reach, and spirit of an exquisite artist, a gifted teacher, and a masterful leader. […]

Categories: events, Music, Opera
Schools: Music

CFA Mourns the Passing of Phyllis Curtin, Dean Emerita and Beloved American Classical Soprano

Slideshow appears courtesy of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center The Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) community is mourning the death of Phyllis Curtin, Dean Emerita of Art and beloved American classical soprano. Curtin passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 94 years old. She had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and circulatory […]

Categories: CFA Newsmakers, Music, Opera
Schools: Music

An evening of opera magic and romance.

CFA Stages Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream BU Today In the video above, watch an excerpt from the CFA production of Benjamin Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In Britten’s version of this famous scene from the Shakespeare classic, the immortal fairy imp Puck does indeed “make an ass” of pompous actor Nick Bottom. 04.14.2016 […]

Categories: events, Opera, Theatre
Schools: Music Theatre