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Setting the stage

New director Esther Nelson shares her plans for the Boston Lyric Opera

Esther Nelson, BLO's new general and artistic director, takes over at season's end. Esther Nelson, BLO's new general and artistic director, takes over at season's end. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / November 9, 2008

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Boston Lyric Opera is opening its season with a production of Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann," but much of the news at the city's largest opera company has been playing out behind the scenes. Esther Nelson, BLO's new general and artistic director, has arrived to succeed Janice Mancini Del Sesto, who steps down at the end of this season after 17 ... (Full article: 1193 words)

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