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Beyond Fur And Pearls: Opera For The People06:01

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The gilded performance halls, the tuxedos, the mink coats — for many people, images of opera remain stuck in the 1950s.

While that world may stay intact in some parts of the arts world, Boston's Lyric Opera is trying to change the way we interact with their performances. Our guests discuss about accessibility, performance in HD and the future of opera in Boston.


  • Esther Nelson, general and artistic director of Boston Lyric Opera
  • Jill Gardner, soprano who will sing the title role in BLO's "Tosca"

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This program aired on July 28, 2010.

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