2011 Festival

2011 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:

Niobe, Regina di Tebe

Music by Agostino Steffani (1653–1728)
Libretto by Luigi Orlandi, after Ovid’s Metamorphoses | Learn more »

Chamber Opera:

George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea

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Festival Concerts:

Les Voix Baroques

Stephen Stubbs, director
Canticum Canticorum — The Song of Songs

The King’s Singers

Triumphs — Renaissance Conquests in Love and War

Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord

Ovid’s Harpsichord: Cembalo Metamorphosis

Ensemble Lucidarium

Avery Gosfield & Francis Biggi, directors
Ninfale — Ovid, Poetry, and Music in Italy at the end of the Middle Ages

The Boston Camerata

Anne Azéma, director
The Morphing Beast: Le Roman de Fauvel — A Medieval Fable in Poetry and Music


Robert Mealy & Julie Andrijeski, directors
Stile Moderno: The New Science of Music in Italy

Jordi Savall, treble viols

with Paul O’Dette, lute & Shane Shanahan, percussion
The Celtic Viol — An Homage to Irish and Scottish Musical Traditions

BEMF Orchestra

Robert Mealy, director
Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord
The Orchestra at Play: Festive Concertos, Suites, and Sinfonias by Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Vivaldi

Paul O’Dette, lute

Divinamente Suonava: The Divine Lute of Marco Dall’aquila

Trio Settecento

with Robert Mealy, violin
The Alchemical Violin: Works by Muffat, Veracini, J. S. Bach, C. P. E. Bach, and Pisende

The Tallis Scholars

Peter Phillips, director
The Genius of Tomás Luis de Victoria(1548–1611)

Solamente Naturali

Miloš Valent, director
Baroque Fiddlers from Moravia, Slovakia, England, and Scotland

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Mozart at 29: Piano Quartets, K. 478 and K. 493

Tragicomedia and Friends

Stephen Stubbs, director
Fioratura: The Vocal Chamber Duets of Steffani and Handel


Paul O’Dette, lute
The Instrumental Music of Ottaviano Petrucci, Venice, 1501–1508

Keyboard Mini-Festival

Peter Sykes, director
featuring Peter Sykes, Luca Guglielmi, Christoph Hammer, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Michael Tsalka & Miklós Mikael Spányi

Organ Mini-Festival

William Porter, director
featuring James David Christie, Luca Guglielmi, and William Porter