Anthony Davis interweaves Stravinsky- and Berg-like harmony with jazz idioms and improvisation to create a truly American opera with a monumental subject: Malcolm X. X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X tells the story of the twentieth century Civil Rights Movement icon with a stellar cast led by bass-baritone Davóne Tines and conductor Gil Rose, backed by the BMOP orchestra and Odyssey Opera Chorus. Recorded on the historic Strand Theatre stage in Dorchester, Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X is available now for download and streaming.
BMOP slinks into a new fall season with a spooky new opera by John Corigliano. Corgliano's The Lord of Cries, with a libretto by Mark Adamo, reimagines the timeless tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides through the lens of Bram Stoker's classic horror story Dracula. Featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the seductive and deceptive Dionysus, tickets are on sale now for the East Coast premiere of Lord of Cries.
Join BMOP/sound on a musical journey inspired by the age of the troubadours through late Romanticism and into twenty-first century string music on our latest release John Corigliano: To Music. Guitar soloist Eliot Fisk joins BMOP in performing award-winning music from John Corigliano.
From composer Roger Reynolds, who pioneered sound spatialization, intermedia, and algorithmic concepts, Roger Reynolds: Violin Works comprises three violin concertos written over a 15-year span. Featuring longtime BMOP member Gabriela Díaz as soloist, this disc explores what Reynolds calls the violin's "multifaceted voice."