Boston Lyric Opera's (BLO's) new production of Bizet's Carmen, which opened this past Friday, November 6 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theater in Boston, is very close to selling out with 91% of seats currently filled.
There are four more performances of Carmen left: this Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30pm; Friday, November 13 at 7:30pm; Sunday, November 15 at 3pm; and Tuesday, November 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets are still available at blo.org, 866.348.9738 (TTY 888.889.8587), or in person at the Citi Performing Arts Center Box Office at 270 Tremont Street, Boston, Tuesday -Saturday, 12noon-6pm. Group and student discounts are available.
Carmen kicks off BLO's expanded 2009-2010 Season which includes a fourth opera: a new production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw which will make Boston history by being the first opera performed in The Castle at Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers. Additional details about BLO's 2009-2010 Season are available at blo.org.
"Adding to [the production's] novelty is the company's wise choice to restore Bizet's original spoken dialogue [which] helps the opera breathe, fleshes out characters, and adds to its theatrical vividness." - Boston Globe, November 7, 2009
"BLO's new interpretation is sure to entertain." - EDGE Boston, November 9, 2009