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.
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