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2009 FESTIVAL

Operatic Centerpiece

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello (1598-1659)

Details

Festival Concerts

An Evening of Chamber Opera

John Blow: Venus and Adonis

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Actéon

Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Gilbert Blin, Stage Director

Lucy Graham, Choreographer

Anna Watkins, Costume Designer

Robert Mealy, Orchestra Leader

Rebecca Kenneally, Director of the BEMF Youth Ensemble

Amanda Forsythe, Venus

Jesse Blumberg, Adonis

Mireille Lebel, Cupid

Aaron Sheehan, Actéon

Teresa Wakim, Diane

Laura Pudwell, Junon

Micrologus with guest artist Crawford Young, lute

Amors, Amors: Landscapes of Love, Lost and Found

Quattrocento Music from the Italian Courts

Ricercar Consort

directed by Philippe Pierlot

Ritratto dell'Amore: Music of Couperin, Marais, and Clérambault

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Pieter Wispelwey, 'cello

Beethoven in Berlin

Ensemble Zefiro

directed by Alfredo Bernardini

The Winds of the Serenissima: Music of dall'Abaco,

Vivaldi, Platti, Lotti, and Galuppi

Dialogos

directed by Katarina Livljanič

Judith: A Biblical Story from Renaissance Croatia

Pierre Hantaï, harpsichord

Masters of the Keyboard: Domenico Scarlatti

and Johann Sebastian Bach

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble

A Grand Entertainment: "Orchestral" Delights

by the BEMF Chamber Ensemble

Stile Antico

Song of Songs: Sensuous Polyphony

from the Courts of Renaissance Europe

Trio Hantaï

Bach and his Contemporaries

The Flanders Recorder Quartet

The Amorous Flute

Paul Leenhouts, recorder

Gabe Shuford, harpsichord & organ

D'amours me plains: 16th- and 17th-century

Embellished Chansons and Madrigals

Erin Headley and Anne-Marie Lasla, violas da gamba

Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

Les Esprits Inséparables

Micrologus

Venite Amandi a la Lizadra Festa: Ballate, Madrigali,

and Danze of the Italian Ars Nova

Tragicomedia and Friends

directed by Stephen Stubbs

Here I am, ready for kisses: The Many Sides of Love

in Monteverdi's Madrigals

Keyboard Mini-Festival

directed by Peter Sykes

featuring Kristian Bezuidenhout, Andrew Willis, Luca Guglielmi,

William Porter, Peter Sykes, and David Breitman

Organ Mini-Festival

directed by William Porter

featuring Joan Lippincott, lint Karosi, and William Porter