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BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents Orphée. Photo by André Costantini

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

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

Production Photos

Aaron Sheehan and Carrie Henneman Shaw. Photo by André Costantini. Aaron Sheehan, Orphée. Photo by André Costantini. Aaron Sheehan, Orphée. Photo by André Costantini.
Mireille Asselin, Douglas Williams, and cast. Photo by André Costantini. Douglas Williams and Aaron Sheehan. Photo by André Costantini. Douglas Williams and Mireille Asselin. Photo by André Costantini.
Mireille Asselin and cast. Photo by André Costantini. Mireille Asselin, Aaron Sheehan, and cast. Photo by André Costantini.  

Photos by André Costantini.

Rehearsal Photos
Rehearsals are underway now at Old Town Hall in Salem. The production moves to NEC's Jordan Hall for performances on November 26 and 27. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Costume Designer Anna Watkins and Choreographer Melinda Sullivan. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Photo by Kathy Wittman.
Soprano Brenna Wells reviews the opera score with co-Musical Director Stephen Stubbs and Stage Director Gilbert Blin. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Haprishcordist Avi Stein with Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Baroque dancers Alexis Silver and Caitlin Klinger meet with Choreographer Melinda Sullivan. Photo by Kathy Wittman.

Rehearsals have begun at Salem's Old Town Hall for the 2011 Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series production of Charpentier's La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs. Photographer Kathy Wittman takes us behind the scenes as the artistic team prepare this year's spectacular presentation. Photos by Kathy Wittman.

Chamber Opera Series Directors

Rehearsals are underway now at Old Town Hall in Salem. The production moves to NEC's Jordan Hall for performances on November 26 and 27. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Stage Director Gilbert Blin during a rehearsal for the Charpentier Double Bill. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Co-Musical Director Paul O'Dette warms up prior to the rehearsal. Photo by Kathy Wittman.
Choreographer Melinda Sullivan reviews her notes during a rehearsal. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Co-Musical Director Stephen Stubbs examines the opera score. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Costume Designer Anna Watkins prepares one of the production's costumes. Photo by Kathy Wittman.

Once again, Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs join with Stage Director Gilbert Blin in leading the fourth annual BEMF Chamber Opera Series. They will be joined by Costume Designer Anna Watkins and Choreographer Melinda Sullivan. Photos by Kathy Wittman.

Chamber Opera Series Vocal Cast

Tenor Aaron Sheehan and baritone Douglas Williams. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Sopranos Brenna Wells and Megan Stapleton. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Tenor Jason McStoots. Photo by Kathy Wittman.
Soprano Brenna Wells. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Baritones Michael Kelly and Douglas Williams. Photo by Kathy Wittman. Tenor Jason McStoots and cast. Photo by Kathy Wittman.

Tenor Aaron Sheehan takes a title role for a third time in four years as he headlines a cast of BEMF favorites. Indeed, for the first time in 30 years of producing Baroque opera, BEMF will be joined by a full cast of singers, musicians, dancers and directors who have worked with the Boston Early Music Festival in the past. Photos by Kathy Wittman.