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Italian Students From Medford Attend BLO’s “Don Giovanni”

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On April 29, 2015, Medford High School Italian classes attended the Boston Lyric Opera‘s final dress performance of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Shubert Theatre in Boston. The group was able to attend the show because forty free tickets were donated to them by the educational department at the Boston Lyric Opera. The money to pay for the bus to take to-and-from the theatre was awarded to the group by a scholarship fund of former Italian teacher from the school, Michelina Petrangelo. This fund exists because Petrangelo wanted students to experience Italian activities, and have access to scholarships. The fund ...

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Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ opera classic re-imagined at Boston Lyric Opera

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Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata” is one of the most performed operas in the world, yet it hasn’t appeared on a Boston Lyric Opera stage for more than a decade. That is, until this October, when the renowned company will stage a production of the classic work, interpreted by some of the country’s rising stars of opera. Five performances will take place from October 10 to 19 at the Shubert Theatre, which will be transformed into the world of Violetta, a French courtesan who risks everything for true love. Not only will patrons enjoy one of the greatest operas of all ...

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