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OPERA REVIEW

Lyric Opera brings fresh ‘Ariadne’ to Shubert

Ariadne (Marjorie Owens, front) laments her plight as her nymphs (standing from left) Joanna Mangiardo, Andrea Coleman, and Mara Bonde look on in the Boston Lyric Opera production “Ariadne auf Naxos’’ at the Shubert Theater. Brandon Jovanovich sings the role of Bacchus, Ariadne’s rescuer. Ariadne (Marjorie Owens, front) laments her plight as her nymphs (standing from left) Joanna Mangiardo, Andrea Coleman, and Mara Bonde look on in the Boston Lyric Opera production “Ariadne auf Naxos’’ at the Shubert Theater. Brandon Jovanovich sings the role of Bacchus, Ariadne’s rescuer. (Jeffrey Dunn)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / March 15, 2010

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Boston Lyric Opera has committed itself these days to mounting more of its own productions. But when it chooses to import a staging, Esther Nelson, the company’s general and artistic director, has said she will be looking not only to American houses but also their European counterparts. BLO is currently making good on her promise with a delightful new production ... (Full article: 645 words)

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