Opera of the Future is selected for Library of Congress archive

We're excited to announce that the United States Library of Congress has selected the Opera of the Future website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LC Commissioned Composers Web Archive. "We consider your website to be an important part of this collection and the historical record," the Library stated. …

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Your “Schoenberg in Hollywood” toolkit

"...some of the most arresting music heard in a BLO premiere in recent seasons." - Boston Classical Review closemore   Here are a few items to help you wrap your head around Tod Machover's newest opera, Schoenberg in Hollywood, which premiered this week with the Boston Lyric Opera at Boston's Paramount Theater.  For the composer's account …

Schoenberg in rehearsal

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLyricOpera/videos/713931172312155/   It's happening! Tod Machover's newest opera, "Schoenberg in Hollywood," is in rehearsals this week. Check out this rehearsal footage as members of the team--Karole Armitage, Peter Torpey, and Ben Bloomberg--explain their roles and describe some of their creative challenges. "Schoenberg in Hollywood" has its world premier next week, November  14-18, in Boston. Shows …

Tod Machover at the CityLab Detroit conference

Earlier this week, Tod spoke at the CityLab 2018 conference in Detroit about his City Symphonies, with a focus on the experience of creating "Symphony in D." At CityLab 2018, The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies convened the world’s city and community leaders to consider a new narrative worthy of the many global cities …

Rehearsals have begun!

Rehearsals for SCHOENBERG IN HOLLYWOOD started this week. So exciting. We had production meetings, creative sessions, music coaching, and staging experiments...including Karole Armitage introducing her astonishing choreographic concepts to the cast. Lots more work to do, of course, but we're on track for a remarkable premiere on November 14th. Come if you can; tickets at blo.org/hollywood!