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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
Opera | The Monteverdi Trilogy

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past June for The Monteverdi Trilogy! Listen to broadcasts of BEMF's productions of Monteverdi's three surviving operas from Classical Radio Boston 99.5 WCRB.

ULISSE
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:30pm | Boston University Theatre, Boston
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7pm | Boston University Theatre, Boston
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 7pm | Boston University Theatre, Boston

POPPEA
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7pm | Boston University Theatre, Boston
Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 3:30pm |
Boston University Theatre, Boston

ORFEO
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8pm | NEC’s Jordan Hall, Boston
Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 3pm | Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington

Go inside the BEMF opera rehearsal studio where Monteverdi’s Ulisse and Poppea took shape in this behind-the-scenes Preview Video!

For the June 2015 Festival, our undertaking to produce all three of the extant operas of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)—The Monteverdi Trilogy—with a cohesive artistic and scholarly vision, is a momentous occasion in the modern revival of Baroque opera. Monteverdi was the first great genius in the history of opera, and the imposing quality of these individual works is universally recognized. Ulisse, Poppea, and Orfeo have inspired a virtual explosion of performance and scholarship over the past half century; BEMF’s incomparable team of internationally respected leaders—Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Stage Director Gilbert Blin, and Concertmaster Robert Mealy—together with an all-star cast of singers and instrumentalists, will bring all three of these iconic masterpieces to life, in multiple and conveniently scheduled staged performances throughout our extraordinary Festival Week.

"Arguably the most important and influential Early Music event in the world." -BBC3 Radio

The Monteverdi Trilogy