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    Monteverdi's Orfeo

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 24 - November 25, 2012


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    Monteverdi's Orfeo

    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...

    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

    Featuring:
    Aaron Sheehan, Orfeo
    Teresa Wakim, Ninfa and Proserpina
    Mireille Asselin, La Musica and Euridice
    Shannon Mercer, Messagiera
    Ryland Angel, Pastore I and Speranza
    Jason McStoots, Pastore II and Apollo
    Charles Blandy, Pastore III
    Olivier Laquerre, Plutone
    Douglas Williams, Pastore IV and Caronte

    BEMF CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

    CONCERTO PALATINO, directed by Bruce Dickey, cornetto and Charles Toet, Baroque trombone

    Carlos Fittante, Dancer


    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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