The stars of BEMF’s June 2015 production of Monteverdi’s Poppea—soprano Amanda Forsythe and countertenor David Hansen—are joined by the remarkable musicians of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble and GRAMMY Award-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs for a powerhouse recital featuring gorgeous selections from Poppea, sparkling arias by Handel, and brilliantly virtuosic instrumental gems by Handel and Castello.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm
Amanda Forsythe in BEMF's 2013 production of Handel's Almira.
David Hansen performs Handel's "Se in fiorito" from Giulio Cesare in concert with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Claudio Monteverdi: Overture to Poppea (Venice Manuscript)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act I, sc iii.
Monteverdi: Overture to Poppea (Naples Manuscript)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act I, sc. x
Dario Castello: Sonata XIV (from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Book 2, Venice)
Monteverdi: Poppea, Act III, sc. v
Castello: Sonata X (from Sonate Concertate in Stil Moderno, Book 2, Venice)
Monteverdi: “Pur ti miro” from Poppea
George Frideric Handel: “Schönste Rosen” from Almira
Handel: “Torni pure” from Parnasso in Festa
Handel: Trio Sonata, Op. 5, no. 4:
Handel: “Da tempest” from Giulio Cesare
Handel: “Dopo Notte” from Ariodante
Handel: “Bramo aver mille vite” from Ariodante