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    BEMF Charpentier Chamber Opera Series

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 26 - November 27, 2011


    BEMF Charpentier Chamber Opera Series

    Be there for the can’t-miss event of Boston’s concert season in this Boston Early Music Festival year of triumphant returns, as BEMF turns again to Marc-Antoine Charpentier for its fourth annual Chamber Opera Series production. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this year’s double bill exploring the transcendental power of music.

    The tragic La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers tells the famous story of Orphée who decends into the underworld to rescue his beloved Euridice using his musical charms. La Couronne de Fleurs, based on a text by Molière, depicts a musical contest in tribute to Louis XIV as shepherds vie for a crown of flowers from the goddess Flora for the most beautiful and eloquent aria. These miniature masterpieces showcase one of the great composers of the French Baroque.

    Pre-concert talks: Join us one hour before each performance for an engaging talk featuring members of the BEMF Directorial Team.

    Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
    Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
    Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
    Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    General Day and Time Info:

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8pm
    Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 3pm

    Phone: 617-661-1812

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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