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2014 CHAMBER OPERA TOUR

BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents Orphée. Photo by André Costantini

SPRING 2014 TOUR DATES
March 14-Victoria, BC
March 15- Victoria, BC
March 17-New York, NY
March 18- New York, NY

Be there for the can’t-miss event of concert season as the Boston Early Music Festival brings a double bill of Marc-Antoine Charpentier chamber operas on tour. Charpentier, the composer of Actéon in BEMF’s first presentation of chamber operas in 2008, is the creator of both works in this double bill exploring the transcendental power of music.

Production Photos by André Costantini.

The tragic La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers tells the famous story of Orphée who decends into the underworld to rescue his beloved Euridice using his musical charms. La Couronne de Fleurs, based on a text by Molière, depicts a musical contest in tribute to Louis XIV as shepherds vie for a crown of flowers from the goddess Flora for the most beautiful and eloquent aria. These miniature masterpieces showcase one of the great composers of the French Baroque.

Behind-the-Scenes Preview video by Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films.

O'Dette Stubbs Blin Watkins Sullivan
O’Dette Stubbs Blin Watkins Sullivan

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer

BEMF VOCAL & CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
Aaron Sheehan, Orphée