Since 1981, BEMF Opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Festival and Exhibition, reproducing the Baroque's stunning palette of sound by bringing together today's leading operatic superstars and a wealth of instrumental talent from across the globe to one stage. For the June 2015 Festival — "Invention & Discovery" — BEMF is planning an unprecedented presentation of The Monteverdi Trilogy led by a single Artistic Team as part of one extraordinary week.
BEMF will present staged productions of Monteverdi's three survivng operas, Orfeo, Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, and L'incoronazione di Poppea alongside the Vespers of 1610 all led by BEMF's Grammy-Award nominated Artistic Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Opera Director Gilbert Blin, and Orchestra Director Robert Mealy. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Monteverdi and his most monumental works will feature an all-star cast of singers, instrumentalists, and dancers from across the globe forming the centerpiece of what BBC3 Radio has called "arguably the most important and influential Early Music event in the world".
Tickets for The Monteverdi Trilogy will go on sale in July, 2014 with the full schedule of concerts and events for the week-long Festival to be announced later this year. Save the dates for this extraordinary musical event!