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A new theatre work by Laura Neill with musical selections ranging from Purcell to Puccini.  Produced in collaboration with DIVA Museum

June 21-30, 2018

Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre


DIVAS is a world premiere play with opera music that finds nine great opera divas from across three centuries locked together in the afterlife, pitted against each other to fight for the soul of opera.  Packed with incredible true stories, sumptuous fashion, and gorgeous music, DIVAS is a hilarious and poignant showcase of larger-than-life women whose voices reverberate across the centuries.  Inspired by divas’ extraordinary contributions to music, fashion, and the political and economic progress of women as the first career women in the West, DIVAS asks: what is the power of opera? Can women harness it to new ends?


Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30pm

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 8pm

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 8pm

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3pm

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 7:30pm

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8pm

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8pm

Tickets are available from Boston Theatre Scene

$25 General Admission

$55 Reserved Center Seating (limit 30 per performance)

$13 Below Age 30 Tickets

$10 Arts EBT Tickets (What is Arts EBT?)

OperaHub is participating in Boston Theatre Scene's Community Membership Initiative

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Cast & Staff

Haute History's DIVA Museum


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DIVA Museum


Instagram: @diva_museum


This show was largely inspired by the research and artwork of visual artist and fashion historian Kathleen McDermott. Here are her profiles of the singers in our show who changed the world with their voices and careers.

DIVA Museum: Meet the DIVAS!


The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116   MAP

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Community Music Center of Boston's Kleshinski series concert

"DIVAS: Exploring Female Representation in Opera"


What does “diva” mean to you? The sopranos of OperaHub's upcoming show DIVAS present a musical program featuring 400 years of glorious prima donna repertoire.  Singing show selections as well as other arias, they will also identify some problems of being a diva--including the limited character types that sopranos have played historically--and illustrate how OperaHub and DIVAS are looking to disrupt expectations and shape soprano repertoire into the future.  

Thursday, June 7, 2018


The Community Music Center of Boston

34 Warren Ave., Boston, MA 02116

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Previous Events

Friday, March 31, 2017


The Community Music Center of Boston

DIVA Salon: Feminism and Social Change in Song and Story

Featuring Kathleen McDermott, Fashion Historian and Visual Artist

Chelsea Beatty, Cast Member

Patricia Au, Music Director


DIVAS is supported in part by a grant from the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Mass Cultural Council, and administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.  This funding was made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of Arts and Business Council, Inc.  The views expressed in this program are the Artist’s and do not reflect the views of A&BC, Inc. 



Cast & Staff


Christie Lee Gibson

Adrienne Boris

Production Manager

Jessica Richmond


Laura Neill

Stage Director  

Adrienne Boris

Diva Consultant  

Kathleen McDermott, hautehistory

Music Director  

Patricia Au

Costume Design

Drew Myers

Set & Props Design

Jeffrey Petersen

Lighting Design

Emily Bearce

Sound Design

Zach Cadman

Production Management

Jessica Richmond

Stage Management

Nicole Clark

Assistant Stage Manager

Michaela Slotin

Marketing and PR

Jeila Irdmusa


Stephen Libby


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An earlier vision for the DIVAS project called for contrasting the diva stories with modern day women in positions of power and prestige.  With the wealth of diva information, we decided to narrow our focus for this show.  Below is information about the competition we ran for arias for these modern female characters. 

Aria Composition Contest Information

Women of Power and Prestige

OperaHub's Women Wednesdays post series #ohwomenwednesdays

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