Opera Hits the Books: Station Eleven & Fellow Travelers

Love a good story? This season, Boston Lyric Opera pairs some of our favorite novels with each of the 2019/20 operas, from tragic love stories to epic journeys. No opera experience needed!

Join Boston Lyric Opera and Trident Booksellers & Café on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 PM for our kickoff fall book club of the 19/20 Season. We’ll consider two novels – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon.

Station Eleven"Survival is insufficient." What does it mean to make art when the world around you has crumbled? Emily St. John's fascinating novel follows a troupe of actors as they perform Shakespeare across a post-apocalyptic America. Inspired by BLO's recent production of Pagliacci.

Fellow Travelers: A forbidden love blossoms during a pivotal moment in US history in Thomas Mallon's heart-wrenching novel. Just as Senator McCarthy ratchets up his hunt for “sexual subversives” in 1950s Washington, DC, Tim and Hawk form an enduring bond against all the odds. Inspired by BLO's upcoming production of Fellow Travelers, based on the novel.

Your ticket includes appetizers hosted by Boston Lyric Opera! Full Trident Café menu available as well.



For more information, visit www.blo.org/bookclub.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Station Eleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Fellow Travelers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307388902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 6th, 2008