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A calendar of directing, producing and performing events for Cara Consilvio.

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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An American Dream — Anchorage Opera
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

An American Dream — Anchorage Opera

Treasured possessions are symbols of home; reminders of a past never to be repeated

Inspired by true stories from American history, An American Dream explores intersecting narratives of two women during World War II: a Japanese American, and her family, facing internment, and a German Jewish immigrant preoccupied by those she left behind. Both families have secrets that bind them to each other, eventually revealed through treasured possessions abandoned and found. Hailed by the Seattle Times at its world premiere as “a heart wrenching opera…eloquent and moving”, this modern masterpiece resonates with local connections to Anchorage as well as our Alaska Native community. Talk-Back discussions following each show will help take attendees deeper into the civil-rights implications of this story and its themes of wartime hysteria, racism, and xenophobia.

Intended to foster conversations within the Anchorage community, we invite you to linger afterwards for a Talk Back discussion about the social issues raised by the work.

by Jack Perla
Libretto by Jessica Murphy Moo

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera
Mar
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Elixir of Love — Piedmont Opera

Donizetti’s bel canto comedy, The Elixir of Love is as charming as it is funny. Nemorino is a likeable but hopeless romantic who has fallen in love with the bold and quick-witted Adina. She isn’t won over by his pleas of love and things get worse when she has an offer of marriage from the self-important Sergeant Belcore. When a dubious salesman, Dulcamara, rolls into town he offers Nemorino what seems like the perfect solution – The Elixir of Love.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Suor Angelica — Tri-Cities Opera

  • Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Suor Angelica is a unique one-act opera set in a 17th century Tuscan convent, containing moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty. The story take place over one day and intensifies as it unravels.

Cara Consilvio will return to direct after directingHansel and Gretel and Glory Denied. The production will be presented as immersive theatre in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church and will include an organ selection by Tim Smith, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Barber’s Hermit Songs.

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Inheritance — UC San Diego Music
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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Inheritance — UC San Diego Music
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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Inheritance (World Premiere) — UC San Diego Music
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Inheritance (World Premiere) — UC San Diego Music

Inheritance is a timely multimedia chamber opera about gun violence in America, based on the true story of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune. An eccentric widow self-imprisoned in her labyrinthine mansion, Winchester was haunted by the spirits of the thousands killed by Winchester weapons.

With music by Lei Liang and libretto by Matt Donovan, Inheritance interweaves Winchester’s story with events from contemporary American life, asking complex questions about complicity, atonement, and gun violence in our society. Led by music director Steven Schick and directed by Cara Consilvio,  the performance also features Grammy Award–winning soprano Susan Narucki.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Aug
5
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Aug
2
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
29
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
25
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
21
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
15
to Jul 17
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
13
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
11
2:30 PM14:30
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera
Jul
7
8:00 PM20:00
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The Magic Flute — Central City Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor André de Ridder
Stage Director Alessandro Talevi

Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
20
3:00 PM15:00
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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
19
8:00 PM20:00
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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
19
3:00 PM15:00
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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
18
8:00 PM20:00
AD

Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
16
8:00 PM20:00
AD

Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
13
3:00 PM15:00
AD

Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
12
8:00 PM20:00
AD

Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera
May
11
8:00 PM20:00
AD

Trouble in Tahiti — Boston Lyric Opera

Cara will serve as Assistant Director.

Conductor David Angus
Stage Director David Schweizer

#TahitiBLO

A jazz trio sings of the charmed perfection of suburban life in the 1950s. In the house, married couple Sam and Dinah argue over breakfast. Each privately wishes to restore kindness to their marriage, but their fight continues.

At the office, Sam confidently denies and grants loan requests. In her psychiatrist’s office, Dinah recalls a dream: she was in an overgrown garden, trying to find her way out, when she heard a voice promising to lead her to a quiet place.

At lunch, Dinah and Sam run into one another and each invents an excuse to hurry away. They reflect on the unhappy turn their relationship has taken.

Sam revels in his triumph at a handball game. After seeing a movie called “Trouble in Tahiti,” Dinah recounts how terrible it was, but gets caught up in the fantasy of it all. That evening, Sam returns home and wishes he did not have to go inside.

The trio sings of the idyllic twilight hours in suburbia. Sam and Dinah try to have an honest conversation, but quickly fail to connect. Growing desperate, he suggests they go to a movie. They prepare to leave, each wondering if a happier future lies ahead while the trio croons.

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Dialogues of the Carmelites
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Poulenc’s opera dramatically brings to life the true story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, a group of Carmelite nuns. During the final dark days of the Reign of Terror their monastery is seized, their priests are condemned, and the women themselves face the guillotine rather than abandon their devotion to God’s work.

Music/Libretto by Francis Poulenc

Stage director: Cara Consilvio
Music director: Carol Rausch

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Dialogues of the Carmelites
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Poulenc’s opera dramatically brings to life the true story of the Martyrs of Compiègne, a group of Carmelite nuns. During the final dark days of the Reign of Terror their monastery is seized, their priests are condemned, and the women themselves face the guillotine rather than abandon their devotion to God’s work.

Music/Libretto by Francis Poulenc

Stage director: Cara Consilvio
Music director: Carol Rausch

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