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Baroque Opera Recordings

The BEMF Baroque Opera Project aims to unearth and present exceptional Baroque operas that illuminate the history of the art form while providing unprecedented entertainment.  Recent performances have been hailed as “a resounding success” (Opera News), “hugely entertaining” (The Boston Phoenix), and “luxuriant” (The Boston Herald).  Together with the world’s leading operatic superstars and a wealth of instrumental talent, BEMF’s Baroque opera directors dedicate years to researching every aspect of these Baroque opera revivals, reproducing a stunning palette of sight and sound for world-class historic presentations.

In 2004, BEMF initiated a series of recordings to preserve its groundbreaking Baroque opera creations and attempt to fill the gaps in the current discography of Western opera.  The first three CDs in the series earned Grammy nominations for Best Opera Recording.

Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs

Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs (2014)

BEMF's fourth GRAMMY nominated recording featuring the November 2011 production of the BEMF Chamber Opera Series. $18

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Venus and Adonis

Blow's Venus and Adonis (2011)

Part of the inaugural presentation of the BEMF Chamber Opera Series in November, 2008 and first released at the 2011 Festival. $18

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Charpentier's Actéon (2010)

The first recording from the BEMF Chamber Opera Series, Actéon was first staged in November, 2008.

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Lully's Psyché (2008)

BEMF's third Grammy nominated recording features the 2007 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. $36

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Lully's Thésée (2007)

Grammy nominated recording of the 2001 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. $36

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Conradi's Ariadne (2005)

BEMF's first commercial opera recording features the 2003 Festival Operatic Centerpiece and earned BEMF a Grammy nomination. $36

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Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe (2015)

Coming in February, 2015, BEMF's new recording of the 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece featuring Karina Gauvin and Philippe Jaroussky. $36

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