January 16, 2016 – January 17, 2016

Bronx Opera presents Regina at Lehman College


The Bronx Opera Company begins their 49th season of opera in New York City with a production of Marc Blitzstein’s American classic, REGINA. Set in 1900 Alabama, REGINA takes Lillian Hellman’s classic play THE LITTLE FOXES and adds an eclectic mix of American musical styles that led Leonard Bernstein to write that in REGINA, Blitzstein “(Coats) the wormwood with sugar, and (scents) with magnolia blossoms the cursed house in which these evils transpire.” Weaving financial misdealings, family secrets and race relations together, REGINA is a work which was known and loved by Bernstein, Copland, and Frank Loesser, who wrote that “Blitzstein gives a special magic Read more ¬†illumination to the whole thing, making the already enormous emotion of the story even more wonderfully memorable than before.” In REGINA, Blitzstein’s stated goal was to write something as real to Americans as Italian opera is to Italians.