Boston Lyric Opera Goes Outdoors for June Concert Series

Thursday June 2, 2022

A performance from a previous Boston Lyric Opera's Street Stage event
A performance from a previous Boston Lyric Opera's Street Stage event  (Source:BLO)

Boston Lyric Opera's Street Stage, the mobile performance stage that brings free live music to audiences around the region, returns for performances June 17 and 18 at The Rose Kennedy Greenway and June 30 at Villa Victoria in Boston's South End.

Performances include an array of music from opera and other classical genres, alongside new works, folk songs, popular music and more. The June schedule includes:

BLO Street Stage at Rose Kennedy Greenway Rowes Wharf Plaza — June 17 @ 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and June 18 @ 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. — located at the intersection of Atlantic and High streets. Mezzo-soprano and BLO Emerging Artist program alumna Vera Savage, violinist and BLO Concertmaster Annie Rabbat, and pianist and BLO Resident Teaching Artist Patricia Au perform a mix of opera, art song and popular favorites.

BLO Street Stage at Villa Victoria, Plaza Betances in Boston's South End — June 30 @ 5 p.m. — 100 W. Dedham Street. Presented in partnership with Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA Boston) the program includes mezzo-soprano and BLO Emerging Artist Zaray Rodriquez and pianist Yukiko Obal performing a mix of opera, art song and popular favorites. Guest artists from IBA's youth program perform poetry between two sets.

The Street Stage vehicle features a 26' long x 8.5' wide trailer, custom engineered to open on three sides and provide a 270-degree view of the performers. Its street art design was created and painted by student artists from Artists For Humanity, guided by muralist Rob "ProBlak" Gibbs and AFH co-founder Jason Talbot.

These BLO Street Stage events are free to the public and produced by Boston Lyric Opera in collaboration with The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and IBA Boston.†