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Opera Review

BLO raises the curtain on ‘Inspector’

Meredith Hansen and Neal Ferreira (above), and Jake Gardner (below, standing), pictured in rehearsal for Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Inspector.’’ Meredith Hansen and Neal Ferreira (above), and Jake Gardner (below, standing), pictured in rehearsal for Boston Lyric Opera’s “The Inspector.’’ (Photos by Erik Jacobs)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / April 23, 2012
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On Friday night, Boston Lyric Opera performed “The Inspector,” an opera by John Musto with a libretto by Mark Campbell after Gogol’s play “The Government Inspector.” Somewhere in Gogol’s original — which Nabokov called the greatest play in all of Russian literature — is the blueprint for a great opera, but alas, “The Inspector” is not it.

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Opera Review

The Inspector

Opera by John Musto.

Libretto by Mark Campbell

Presented by Boston Lyric Opera

David Angus, conductor

At: Shubert Theatre, Friday night (repeats through April 29)