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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015

The Monteverdi Trilogy

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

POPPEA
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7pm
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

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.