Enjoy a photo gallery of past fully staged BEMF opera productions! Learn more about the 2013 Operatic Centerpiece, Handel's Almira
Photos by André Constantini
Friday, June 10: The Niobe Set
Final Construction of the Niobe set took place earlier this week at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. Stage Director and Set Designer Gilbert Blin and his team oversee the final details and performs a run through with cast members of one of the set's flying elements. Photos by Kathy Wittman.Thursday, June 9: The Niobe Costume Shop
Go inside the bustling Niobe costume shop with new photos by Kathy Wittman. Just a door away from the company's rehearsal room at Emmanuel Church in downtown Boston, the costume shop is where Niobe Costume Designer Anna Watkins and her staff make final preparation and construction of the dozens of costumes you will see on stage.
Wednesday, June 8: Internationally Acclaimed Directors
The North American premiere of Niobe will be lead by a team of exceptional artists who have enjoyed critical and audience acclaim around the world. They draw upon the highest caliber of musicianship, artistry, and craftsmanship to shape this historical production. Years of intensive research have been employed to produce an extraordinarily entertaining experience.
Tuesday, June 7: An International Cast
As will all Festival Centerpiece Operas, Niobe boasts an internationally acclaimed cast of opera singers. From returning favorites like Amanda Forsythe to superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky making his North American stage début, they have been rehearsing in Boston since mid-May.
The 2011 Festival also sees the introduction of the BEMF Young Artists Training Program. The eight participants are asked to intensively study one of the main roles as an understudy while also performing in the Opera in a variety of supporting roles.