Handel's Semele runs March 4-10 at BAM.

Spring’s Opera Slate Is a Break With the Past

Opera seasons are contradictory creatures, defiant of the laws of nature. The “season” launches just as the year is winding down in early autumn, peaks in the dead of winter, and then peters out just as the trees begin to bud. But even in these traditionally low-wattage months of March through May, there are more than a handful of outstanding opera events to look forward to.

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