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2011 FESTIVAL

Operatic Centerpiece

Music by Agostino Steffani (1653–1728)
Libretto by Luigi Orlandi, after Ovid's Metamorphoses

Details

Festival Concerts

BEMF Chamber Opera Series: Handel's Acis and Galatea
Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Robert Mealy, Orchestra Leader
Melinda Sullivan, Assistant to the Stage Director

Aaron Sheehan, Acis
Teresa Wakim, Galatea
Jason McStoots, Damon
Douglas Williams, Polyphemus
Michael Kelley, Coridon

Les Voix Baroques
Stephen Stubbs, director
Yulia Van Doren & Catherine Webster, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor; Colin Balzer & Sumner Thompson, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp; Miloš Valent, Peter Spissky & Dagmar Valentová, violin; Erin Headley, viola da gamba; Jörg Jacobi, harpsichord
CANTICUM CANTICORUM — THE SONG OF SONGS

The King's Singers
David Hurley & Timothy Wayne-Wright, countertenor; Paul Phoenix, tenor; Philip Lawson & Christopher Gabbitas, baritone; Jonathan Howard, bass
TRIUMPHS — RENAISSANCE CONQUESTS IN LOVE AND WAR

Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord
OVID’S HARPSICHORD: CEMBALO METAMORPHOSIS

Ensemble Lucidarium
Avery Gosfield & Francis Biggi, directors
Gloria Moretti & Marie Pierre Duceau, voice; Avery Gosfield, recorder, pipe & tabor; Marco Ferrari, recorder & double flute; Francis Biggi, lute & cetra; Bettina Ruchti, vielle & lyra da braccio; Massimiliano Dragoni, percussion & hammer dulcimer
NINFALE — OVID, POETRY, AND MUSIC IN ITALY AT THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES

The Boston Camerata
Anne Azéma, director
Anne Azéma, Fortune; Michael Collver, Fauvel; Joel Cohen, narrator; Michael Barrett, Vain Glory; Shira Kammen, vielle & harp; Steven Lundahl, sackbut, recorder & harp
THE MORPHING BEAST: LE ROMAN DE FAUVEL — A MEDIEVAL FABLE IN POETRY AND MUSIC

Quicksilver
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, directors
Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, violin; David Morris, violoncello;
Greg Ingles, sackbut; Avi Stein, harpsichord & organ; Charles Weaver, theorbo
STILE MODERNO: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MUSIC IN ITALY

Jordi Savall, treble viols
with guest artists Paul O’Dette, lute & Shane Shanahan, percussion
THE CELTIC VIOL — AN HOMAGE TO IRISH AND SCOTTISH MUSICAL TRADITIONS

BEMF Orchestra
Robert Mealy, director
with guest artist Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord
THE ORCHESTRA AT PLAY: FESTIVE CONCERTOS, SUITES, AND SINFONIAS BY BACH, HANDEL, CORELLI, AND VIVALDI

Paul O'Dette, lute
DIVINAMENTE SUONAVA: THE DIVINE LUTE OF MARCO DALL’AQUILA

Trio Settecento
with guest artist Robert Mealy, violin
Rachel Barton Pine, violin; John Mark Rozendaal, violoncello;
David Schrader, harpsichord
THE ALCHEMICAL VIOLIN: WORKS BY MUFFAT, VERACINI, J. S. BACH, C. P. E. BACH, AND PISENDE

The Tallis Scholars
Peter Phillips, director
Janet Coxwell, Amy Haworth, Alice Gribbin & Deborah Roberts, soprano; Ruth Massey &Tim Travers-Brown, alto; Christopher Watson & Alastair Putt, tenor; Stephen Charlesworth & Julian Walker, bass
THE GENIUS OF TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA (1548–1611)

Solamente Naturali
Miloš Valent, director
Miloš Valent & Peter Spissky, violin; Dagmar Valentová, viola; Phoebe Carrai, violoncello; Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitar & theorbo; Avi Stein, harpsichord
BAROQUE FIDDLERS FROM MORAVIA, SLOVAKIA, ENGLAND, AND SCOTLAND

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
with members of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Petra Müllejans, violin; Gottfried von der Goltz, viola; Kristin von der Goltz, violoncello
MOZART AT 29: PIANO QUARTETS, K. 478 AND K. 493

Tragicomedia and Friends
Stephen Stubbs, director, chitarrone & Baroque guitar; Erin Headley, viola da gamba; Paul O’Dette, theorbo & Baroque guitar; Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp; Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord; Ellen Hargis & Mireille Asselin, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor; Jason McStoots, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone
FIORATURA: THE VOCAL CHAMBER DUETS OF STEFFANI AND HANDEL

Mezzaluna
with guest artist Paul O’Dette, lute
THE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF OTTAVIANO PETRUCCI, VENICE, 1501–1508

Keyboard Mini-Festival

directed by Peter Sykes

featuring Peter Sykes, Luca Guglielmi, Christoph Hammer, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Michael Tsalka & Miklós Mikael Spányi

Organ Mini-Festival

directed by William Porter

featuring James David Christie, Luca Guglielmi, and William Porter