By David Salazar
Boston Lyric Opera has announced two upcoming showcases for the 2023 season.
The company announced that Ryan McKinny will star in “Bluebeard’s Castle” in a production directed by Anne Bogart. He will be joined by Naomi Louisa O’Connell in the role of Judith; she is also set to perform “Four Songs” by Alma Mahler in the second half of the program. BLO Music Director David Angus will conduct the performance.
Performance Dates: March 22-26, 2023
Additionally, the company will present Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’ “Omar.” The new opera will star Jamez McCorkle in the title role. He will be joined by Cierra Byrd, Neal Ferreira, Daniel Okulitch, Emma Sorenson, Fred C. VanNess Jr., Catherine Daniel, and Nicholas LaGesse.
The opera will be performed at the Emeserson Cutler Majestic Theater. Kaneza Schall directs with Michael Ellis Ingram conducting.
Performance Dates: May 4 – 7, 2023