Amanda Forsythe, Dorothee Mields & Cecilia Duarte

2023 Virtual Festival

Amanda Forsythe, soprano,
Dorothee Mields, soprano &
Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano

Boston Early Music Festival Continuo Ensemble

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Virtual Premiere: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 8pm (ET)
Available to Watch until Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (ET)

Part of our 2023 Virtual Festival, A Celebration of Women: Encore!

The Three Sopranos: Earthly Delights for Angelic Voices

Long before the Three Tenors became a sensation, 17th-century Rome had the Three Sopranos, or “Le Canterine Romane,” the finest singers of the age who performed sublime vocal trios by the most beloved composers of the time: Luigi Rossi, Domenico Mazzocchi, and Marco Marazzoli. Upon hearing the original Canterine, one observer wrote, “This concert transported me into such ravishment, that I forgot my mortal condition and believed myself to be among the angels!” Be enraptured yourself as three of the world’s most alluring divas—Amanda Forsythe, Dorothee Mields, and Cecilia Duarte—present an unforgettable evening of vocal fireworks accompanied by the acclaimed artists of the BEMF Continuo Ensemble.

Recorded at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston

Antonio Oliart Ros, Recording Engineer
Kathy Wittman, Videographer


“There was an irresistible freshness to everything [Forsythe] sang.”

—Chicago Tribune

“Mields is splendid. Her poise, luminous vocalism and animated dialogue with the band show why she’s an Early Music legend.”

—BBC Music Magazine


Paul O’Dette, chitarrone; Stephen Stubbs, chitarrone & Baroque guitar; Charles Weaver, chitarrone; Maxine Eilander, Baroque harp; David Morris, viola da gamba & lirone; Michael Sponseller, harpsichord