Arias and Barcarolles

A production of  
  

Boston Lyric Opera's The Inspector

Sicily or Washington, politics are politics. Boston Lyric Opera’s Music Director David Angus leads us through a portion of John Musto’s witty opera The Inspector with a riotous libretto by Mark Campbell.

On the program:

"If I had my violin," Act I, Scene III
David Kravitz, baritone; Brett Hodgdon, piano

Duet: "I'll take it!," Act I, Scene II
Neal Ferreira, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone; Brett Hodgdon, piano


"I have a suspicion," Act I, Scene III
Meredith Hansen, soprano; Brett Hodgdon, piano

Excerpt from Act II, Scene I
Neal Ferreira, tenor; David Kravitz, baritone; Meredith Hansen, soprano

(Baritone Jake Gardner as The Mayor in Boston Lyric Opera's production of John Musto's The Inspector;  photo by Erik Jacobs.)

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ABOUT ARIAS AND BARCAROLLES

“You know, I liked that last piece you played; it's got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles.”
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, speaking to Leonard Bernstein after a White House concert in 1960



Leonard Bernstein was so taken by President Eisenhower’s remark that 30 years later, he produced a song-cycle called "Arias and Barcarolles," with a theme Bernstein described as “The politics of love.”

Similarly inspired, Cathy Fuller lends her voice to the weekend with a program devoted to an exploration of song - and the art of the vocal recital. Perhaps with a Barcarolle or two!

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