Off Campus

Overnight at the MFA
Museums

MFA Kicks Off Season of Contemporary Art With Packed Overnight

On Saturday, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts hosted its first #mfaNOW event, an all-night celebration of contemporary art intended to draw in the city’s younger crowd.

The Lilypad
Off Campus

The Lilypad Offers Up Original Performances in Inman Square

The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”

Music

Odyssey’s ‘Dimitrij’ Epic, If Exhausting

The grand opera made for a worthwhile way to spend a Friday night—at least for those with the requisite patience to withstand the musical marathon.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

The Boston Opera guy

Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, sings in Brattle Square on Thursday, Sept. 8.

The Boston Opera guy
On Campus

Artist Spotlight: The Boston Opera Guy

The Crimson sits down with Marshall Richards, also known as The Boston Opera Guy, who performs opera in public places around Boston, to find out just what his story is.

Theater

‘Blackberry Winter’ Leaves Promising Premise in the Cold

The strength of the ensemble, combined with well-executed music and a truly unique set design, created an opera that was a truly fruitful reimagination of the original.

After Hours in Harvard Square
Harvard Square

After Hours in Harvard Square

Courtesy of Robert Torres
Off Campus

Courtesy of Robert Torres

Courtesy of Robert Torres
Off Campus

Joshua Bell and Academy of St Martin in the Fields Stun Symphony Hall

​Joshua Bell showcased the elegance of the violin in a superb performance with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields at Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday. Performing four wildly different pieces, the world-renowned musician and the chamber orchestra that he directs unleashed both their technical brilliance and emotional exuberance.

Werther ensemble photo
Theater

Werther ensemble photo

Jon Jurgens, David McFerrin, Rachele Gilmore, and James Demler in Boston Lyric Opera’s “Werther,” running March 11 to 20 at the Citi Shubert Theater.

Charlotte and Albert in Werther
Theater

Charlotte and Albert in Werther

John Hancock and Sandra Piques Eddy in Boston Lyric Opera’s “Werther,” running March 11 to 20 at the Citi Shubert Theater.

Charlotte and Werther in Werther
Theater

Charlotte and Werther in Werther

Sandra Piques Eddy and Alex Richardson in Boston Lyric Opera’s “Werther,” running March 11 to 20 at the Citi Shubert Theater.

Charlotte and Albert in Werther
Theater

Boston Lyric Opera's Werther

Boston Lyric Opera's Werther
Theater

‘Werther’ Celebrates Passion and Tragedy

Tender and passionate, romantic and epic, beautiful and destructive, Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of “Werther” gave a powerful interpretation of the archetypal legend of unrequited love. An iteration of French musician Jules Massenet’s 1887 adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s classic, the performance was BLO’s first rendition of the piece in almost 20 years. What they brought to the stage was more than worth the wait.

Air Cape, T H E U N S E E N
Off Campus

Air Cape, T H E U N S E E N