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BOC's up-close and personal 'Werther'

Boston Globe/Jeffrey Gantz

...this is a jewel of a “Werther,” intimate in scale, incorporating everything of importance from the opera, and restoring a measure of Goethe’s sensibility as well.

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13 Opera Companies: #IAMOPERA at Club Oberon

Boston Music Intelligencer/Jason McCool

Boston Opera Collaborative then presented a well-staged snapshot, with subtitles, of Massenet’s Les letters des Werther. Heather Gallagher’s lovely mezzo-soprano was infused with regret; tenor Salvatore Atti’s authoritative presence was buttressed by his exquisite vocal control.

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'Albert Herring' is a great catch at the Strand

Boston Globe/Jeffrey Gantz

Boston Opera Collaborative’s free presentation at the Strand Theatre is well staged, well sung, and, best of all, well acted.

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Collaborative brings ‘Sumeida’s Song’ to life

Boston Globe/David Weininger

...“Sumeida’s Song” is an astonishing achievement for a composer then in his mid-20s. It unquestionably deserves to be seen and heard, and Boston Opera Collaborative deserves enormous credit for bringing it here.

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Sumeida’s Song, Powerful Opera in Boston Premiere

Boston Music Intelligencer/Liane Curtis

This is an intense and tautly constructed work, and BOC brought excellent singers, polished music direction (Andrew Altenbach), and virtuosic performing from the orchestra.

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Sumeida’s Song

Boston Arts Diary

This is an ambitious production and the Boston Opera Collaborative is to be highly commended for its support of such unique and innovative repertoire...Boston Opera Collaborative, founded in 2005 to give performance opportunities in major roles to young artists, has added a very interesting dimension to the Boston opera scene, incorporating a varied selection of new works such as this one – as well as some classics – into its offerings. It is a bold and worthy endeavor and it was greatly satisfying to venture into the Somerville Theater in Davis Square to see and hear a talented group of young singers and instrumentalists perform this innovative and bold, though darkly tragic, work by a promising young composer.

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Boston-area to do list

Boston Globe/Milva DiDomizio

Boston Opera Collaborative explores tales of motherhood in “Underlying Rhythms.” The show includes flamenco dancing accompanied by Spanish vocal music of de Falla, Granados, Rodrigo, and others, and modern dance with music by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Glinka.

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My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Andrew Altenbach

My Entertainment World/Brian Balduzzi

"BOC's Artistic Director Andrew Altenbach discusses his nomination for the 2013 My Entertainment World Awards. Maestro Altenbach was nominated for Best Director for BOC's summer 2013 production of "Cinderella."

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Postcard from Paris

The Boston Musical Intelligencer / Basil Considine

"It was a novel and entertaining time warp of a performance."

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Boston Opera Collaborative presents Les Lettres de Werther
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Boston Opera Collaborative Announces 2014-15 Season
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Boston Opera Collaborative Appoints New Artistic Directors
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BOC To Launch Artistic Director Search
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BOC Announces 2013-2014 Season
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Boston Opera Collaborative initiates community dialogue about death penalty prior to Dead Man Walking
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Boston Opera Collaborative announces March 2013 production of Dead Man Walking
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