Professor of Dance Kurt Douglas leads a student rehearsal.

Faculty Member Kurt Douglas Pays Homage to Dance Forebears in Limón Reconstruction

April 09, 2019 Madison Spahn

Each spring, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dance Division teams up with award-winning guest choreographers to stage world premieres and masterwork reconstructions in the school’s annual spring dance concert, Limitless. This year, alongside five other works, Associate Professor of Dance Kurt Douglas shares a treasured piece of dance history with his students—a reconstruction of José Limón’s A Choreographic Offering, originally performed by the Limón Dance Company in 1964.

A student holds a score of 'The Consul' while rehearsing

Five Facts to Know about Gian Carlo Menotti and 'The Consul'

March 27, 2019

Set around an enigmatic consulate in Eastern Europe, Gian Carlo Menotti’s three-act opera The Consul constructs a gloomy world in which a family’s desperate attempt to flee totalitarian rule is met with an indifferent bureaucracy. Here are some interesting tidbits to know about both the opera and Menotti before seeing The Consul, running March 28 through March 31 as part of Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Center Stage collection.

Leontyne Price and Sutton Foster

Boston Conservatory at Berklee to Honor Sutton Foster, Leontyne Price at Commencement Ceremony

March 26, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee Executive Director Cathy Young will present an honorary doctorate to Tony Award–winning actress, singer, and dancer Sutton Foster at Boston Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on May 11. She will deliver commencement remarks for the Boston Conservatory at Berklee class of 2019 at the ceremony. Legendary American soprano Leontyne Price will be honored at the ceremony, where Dr. Laura Kafka-Price, a close relative, will accept an honorary doctorate on Price’s behalf.

Soprano Bizhou Chang sings on stage during a rehearsal

Today’s Refugee Crises Reverberate in Menotti’s Opera 'The Consul'

March 22, 2019 Madison Spahn

“You’re not one of our people. You’re not our concern.” These lines, from Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1950 opera, The Consul, echo current events from around the world, as asylum seekers are regularly denied refuge. The opera will be presented by Boston Conservatory at Berklee from Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31 as part of the school’s Center Stage performance collection.

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Boston Conservatory at Berklee Center Stage to Present Powerful Opera 'The Consul'

March 06, 2019 Tori Donahue

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s Center Stage programming continues with a piece that rings true to today’s political environment, operatic masterpiece The Consul. The Pulitzer Prize–winning opera originally premiered at Philadelphia’s Schubert Theater before moving to Broadway in 1950, with music and libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti. Performances will take place at Boston Conservatory Theater from Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31.

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