Caccini's 'Alcina'
Nov
24
7:30 PM19:30

Caccini's 'Alcina'

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

The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns with an all-new production of Francesca Caccini's, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina. Lauritano will sing the role of Melissa.

Alcina depicts a struggle between illusion and destiny in a gorgeous entertainment, full of wit and magic. At the center is the sorceress Alcina, an intensely demanding role which Caccini designed as a dramatic vehicle for herself as a singing actress.

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Caccini's 'Alcina'
Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Caccini's 'Alcina'

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

The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns with an all-new production of Francesca Caccini's, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina. Lauritano will sing the role of Melissa.

Alcina depicts a struggle between illusion and destiny in a gorgeous entertainment, full of wit and magic. At the center is the sorceress Alcina, an intensely demanding role which Caccini designed as a dramatic vehicle for herself as a singing actress.

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Caccini's 'Alcina'
Nov
26
7:30 PM19:30

Caccini's 'Alcina'

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

The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns with an all-new production of Francesca Caccini's, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina. Lauritano will sing the role of Melissa.

Alcina depicts a struggle between illusion and destiny in a gorgeous entertainment, full of wit and magic. At the center is the sorceress Alcina, an intensely demanding role which Caccini designed as a dramatic vehicle for herself as a singing actress.

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Caccini's 'Alcina'
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Caccini's 'Alcina'

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

The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns with an all-new production of Francesca Caccini's, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina. Lauritano will sing the role of Melissa.

Alcina depicts a struggle between illusion and destiny in a gorgeous entertainment, full of wit and magic. At the center is the sorceress Alcina, an intensely demanding role which Caccini designed as a dramatic vehicle for herself as a singing actress.

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Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'

Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Stephen Wadsworth, director

Zack Winokur, choreographer

Hippolyte et Aricie was the first tragédie-lyrique composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The opera had its premiere by the Académie Royale de Musique at the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. Stephen Stubbs will conduct the Juilliard singers and period-ensemble Juilliard415, and Stephen Wadsworth will direct this original, new production of Rameau’s opera. 

Ms. Lauritano will perform the role of Diane.

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Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'

Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Stephen Wadsworth, director

Zack Winokur, choreographer

Hippolyte et Aricie was the first tragédie-lyrique composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The opera had its premiere by the Académie Royale de Musique at the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. Stephen Stubbs will conduct the Juilliard singers and period-ensemble Juilliard415, and Stephen Wadsworth will direct this original, new production of Rameau’s opera. 

Ms. Lauritano will perform the role of Diane.

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Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Rameau's 'Hippolyte et Aricie'

Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Stephen Wadsworth, director

Zack Winokur, choreographer

Hippolyte et Aricie was the first tragédie-lyrique composed by Jean-Philippe Rameau. The opera had its premiere by the Académie Royale de Musique at the Palais-Royal in Paris on October 1, 1733. Stephen Stubbs will conduct the Juilliard singers and period-ensemble Juilliard415, and Stephen Wadsworth will direct this original, new production of Rameau’s opera. 

Ms. Lauritano will perform the role of Diane.

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Berio's 'Circles' with New World Symphony
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Berio's 'Circles' with New World Symphony

Michael Linville, conductor

Circles is a 20 minute composition for female voice, harp and two percussionists by the Italian composer, Luciano Berio. Written in 1960 Circles is a setting of three poems by E.E. Cummings, including the poems "Stinging", "Riverly Is a Flower", and "N(o)w".

Included on the program is Cage/Harisson's 'Double Music' and Crumb's 'Songs, Drones and Refrains of Death'.

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The Genius of Monteverdi
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Genius of Monteverdi

William Christie, conductor

A collaboration with Juilliard's historical performance period instrument ensemble, Juilliard415 and members of the Juilliard Dance Division. The concert will consist of Monteverdi's opera ballet, Ballo delle Ingrate, where Ms. Lauritano will be singing the role of Venus, and four Monteverdi Madrigals. 

 

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Handel's 'La Resurrezione'
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Handel's 'La Resurrezione'

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Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Stephen Stubbs & Paul O'Dette, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

featuring
Karina Gauvin, Angelo
Camille Poul, Maddalena
Aaron Sheehan, Giovanni
Christian Immler, Lucifero
Kelsey Lauritano, Cleofe
and
Christophe Coin, viola da gamba

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'KEPT: A Ghost Story' (World Premiere)
May
28
3:00 PM15:00

'KEPT: A Ghost Story' (World Premiere)

Kristin Kuster: composer
Megan Levad: librettist
JoAnn Falletta: conductor
Mary Birnbaum: stage director
William Burden, tenor
Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo

 

Kept marks the first operatic collaboration between composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, whose haunting score and vivid poetry illuminate the hearts of two ill-fated lovers. The 19th-century story of a wild young woman, the lighthouse keeper she marries, and the dark secrets they share. 

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'KEPT: A Ghost Story' (World Premiere)
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

'KEPT: A Ghost Story' (World Premiere)

Kristin Kuster: composer
Megan Levad: librettist
JoAnn Falletta: conductor
Mary Birnbaum: stage director
William Burden, tenor
Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo

 

Kept marks the first operatic collaboration between composer Kristin Kuster and poet Megan Levad, whose haunting score and vivid poetry illuminate the hearts of two ill-fated lovers. The 19th-century story of a wild young woman, the lighthouse keeper she marries, and the dark secrets they share. 

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Mozart's 'Requiem'
Feb
14
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart's 'Requiem'

Featuring vocal works including Mozart's Requiem, KV 626 (performing the edition completed by visiting Juilliard faculty member, Robert Levin) and Mozart's concert aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?"

Ms. Lauritano will be featured as the Alto soloist in the Requiem.

Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow

Juilliard Orchestra, and chorus from Westminster Choir College

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Mozart's 'Requiem'
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart's 'Requiem'

Featuring vocal works including Mozart's Requiem, KV 626 (performing the edition completed by visiting Juilliard faculty member, Robert Levin) and Mozart's concert aria "Ch'io mi scordi di te?"

Ms. Lauritano will be featured as the Alto soloist in the Requiem.

Conducted by Gary Thor Wedow

Juilliard Orchestra, and chorus from Westminster Choir College

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