BEMF Chamber Opera Series
The “popular tradition among local early music fans” (The Boston Globe) continues over Thanksgiving weekend with the fifth annual BEMF Chamber Opera Series presentation: a new production of Monteverdi's Orfeo.
Widely regarded as the first great opera, Orfeo features one of opera’s most adored stories, in which the heroic Orfeo endures the tragic death of his beloved Euridice, and travels to the underworld to plead for her return.
Breathtaking in its beauty and variety, this masterpiece defined an art form still in its infancy with rich instrumental colors, dramatic word painting, and a virtuosic opulence of tone and texture. Experience this magical musical entertainment, exquisitely presented by the internationally acclaimed directors, singers, instrumentalists, and dancers of the Boston Early Music Festival!
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer
Robert Mealy, concertmaster
Aaron Sheehan, Orfeo
BEMF CHAMBER ENSEMBLE and BEMF DANCE ENSEMBLE
CONCERTO PALATINO, directed by Bruce Dickey, cornetto and Charles Toet, Baroque trombone
BEMF VOCAL ENSEMBLE, including Ryland Angel, Mireille Asselin, Charles Blandy, Olivier Laquerre, Jason McStoots, Shannon Mercer, Teresa Wakim, and Douglas Williams
Pre-Opera Talks: Join us one hour before each performance for an engaging talk featuring Harvard University's Thomas Forrest Kelly—Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music, Head Tutor Historical Musicology—and members of the BEMF Directorial Team
Are you an NEC faculty member or student who is giving a school concert? Submit your artist and repertoire information now!