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Invention & Discovery | June 7-14, 2015
The Monteverdi TrilogyThe Monteverdi Trilogy
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Don’t miss the opera event of the year! Since 1981, spectacular and groundbreaking opera productions have been the centerpiece of the biennial Boston Early Music Festival. Our extraordinary and distinctive performances reproduce the Baroque’s stunning palette of spectacle and sound by bringing together today’s leading opera singers, a wealth of virtuoso instrumentalists, exceptional dancers, and outstanding designers from around the world.

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

POPPEA
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7pm | Boston University Theatre, Boston
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.

Tickets for The Monteverdi Trilogy are on sale now! 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.

"Arguably the most important and influential Early Music event in the world." -BBC3 Radio