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Baroque Opera Recordings

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 series features one GRAMMY Award-winning and three GRAMMY-nominated recordings.


Sebastiani's Matthäus Passion (2018)

Sebastiani's Matthäus Passion (2018) | 1-CD

GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead Johann Sebastiani's sublime early setting of the St. Matthew Passion, lushly scored for six voices, six strings, and continuo.

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Steffani: Duets of Love and Passion

Steffani's Duets of Love and Passion (2017) | 1-CD

BEMF returns to the enchanting music of Agostino Steffani with a selection of gorgeous vocal duets. ($18)

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Handel's Acis and Galatea

Handel's Acis and Galatea (2015) | 2-CD

BEMF Chamber Opera Series production of the original 1718 chamber version. First staged in 2009 and then in a 6-city North American tour in 2011. ($27)

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Niobe

Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe (2015) | 3-CD

BEMF's recording of the 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece featuring Karina Gauvin and Philippe Jaroussky. ($36)

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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) | 1-CD

GRAMMY Award-winning 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) | 1-CD

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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Acteon

Charpentier's Actéon (2010) | 1-CD

The first recording from the BEMF Chamber Opera Series, Actéon was first staged in November, 2008. ($18)

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Psyche

Lully's Psyché (2008) | 3-CD

BEMF's third GRAMMY nominated recording features the 2007 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. ($36)

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Thesee

Lully's Thésée (2007) | 3-CD

GRAMMY nominated recording of the 2001 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. ($36)

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Ariadne

Conradi's Ariadne (2005) | 3-CD

BEMF's first commercial opera recording features the 2003 Festival Operatic Centerpiece and earned BEMF a GRAMMY nomination. Out of Print

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