Called “one of the biggest events of the Fall season,” Boston Lyric Opera
(BLO) opened its 37th season on Friday, October 4, with a red carpet Gala
soiree and VIP after party in the majestic lobby of Boston’s Wang Theatre,
celebrating opening night of the company’s world premiere new English
adaptation of Mozart’s operatic masterpiece, “The Magic Flute,” which
received its debut that night at the Shubert Theatre.
The evening smashed previous BLO fundraising efforts, raising $645,000 for the longest running and only fully-professional opera company in New England, the largest Gala
amount ever raised by the company, besting last year’s achievement by over
“The extraordinary generosity and loyalty of our audiences and supporters
is evidence of New England’s deep affection for opera, and for BLO’s
legacy,” said BLO General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson.
Funds raised from the evening’s events help support BLO’s Emerging Artists
initiative, a signature part of the company’s mission to nurture and
create performance and development opportunities for emerging operatic