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The Monteverdi Trilogy | June 7-14, 2015

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

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"Among the most striking qualities of BEMF’s superb new production…are its intimacy and immediacy, the way it brings out the deep veins of emotion that run through Monteverdi’s stately score." -The Boston Globe

Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria tells the epic story of the return of the Greek hero Ulysses to his kingdom of Ithaca a full decade after the fall of Troy. In his long absence, three power-hungry suitors have been wooing his faithful queen, Penelope. Aided by the goddess of wisdom, Ulysses reclaims his kingdom and the hand of his beloved. The intense drama comes alive through Monteverdi’s vividly expressive score in what is often regarded as his most tender and moving opera. Don’t miss this brand new, fully staged production at the June 2015 Festival.

Run time for the performance with two intermissions will be aproximately 3 hours, 40 minutes. Subject to change.


Get your first look at BEMF's gorgeous production of Monteverdi's Ulisse! Part of The Monteverdi Trilogy–the operatic centerpiece of the 2015 Festival.Photos by Kathy Wittman | Ball Square Films

Posted by Boston Early Music Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2015

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A behind-the-scenes Video Preview of The Monteverdi Trilogy by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films.


Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

Caroline Copeland, Assistant Stage Director & Choreographer
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer & Supervisor
Gilbert Blin, Set Designer
Lenore Doxsee, Lighting Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer

Colin Balzer, Ulisse
Mary-Ellen Nesi, Penelope
Zachary Wilder, Telemaco
Mireille Asselin, Minerva
Jason McStoots, Eumete
Aaron Sheehan, Eurimaco
Amanda Forsythe, Giunone
Laura Pudwell, Ericlea
Matthew Brook, Nettuno
Nell Snaidas, Amore
Christian Immler, Antinoo
Jose Lemos, Pisandro
Charles Blandy, Anfinomo
Danielle Reutter-Harrah, Melanto
Erica Schuller, La Fortuna
Patrick Kilbride, Iro
John Taylor Ward, Il Tempo

BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violin
Laura Jeppesen, viola
Phoebe Carrai, violoncello
Robert Nairn, double bass
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, chitarrone & Baroque guitar
Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp
Alessandro Quarta, Michael Sponseller & Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ
David Morris, viola da gamba
Erin Headley, viola da gamba & lirone

BEMF Dance Ensemble
Caitlin Klinger & Scott Weber

BEMF Young Artists Training Program
Gilbert Blin, Founder & Director
Christian Immler, Associate Director, 2015

2015 Young Artists: Singers
Brittany Fowler, Bradley J. King, Zachary Lenox, Michael Manning, Sarah Mitchell & Hannah Rose Stubbs

2015 Young Artists: Dancers
Melissa House & Maurice Dawkins




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