2013 Festival

2013 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:


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

Chamber Opera:

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

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Festival Concerts:

BEMF Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation Quartet

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
Amandine Beyer, violin
Miloš Valent, viola
Eric Hoeprich, Baroque clarinet
Music of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, on Mozart’s Original Instruments

Symphonie des Dragons

Gonzalo X. Ruiz, director
Au Goût du Soldat: Refining Regimental Music in France and Germany

Emma Kirkby, soprano
Paul O’Dette, lute

Time Stands Still: Music of John Dowland

Kristian Bezuidenhout, harpsichord

Music by Couperin, Froberger, Handel, and Bach

Philippe Pierlot, viola da gamba
Lorenzo Ghielmi, harpsichord

Master and Student

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni, director
Handel: From England to Italy

Elizabeth Kenny, lute

English eccentrics, French fanatics: Cuthbert Hely, the Gaultiers, and Robert Johnson

The Newberry Consort

David Douglass & Ellen Hargis, directors
With Exsultemus, Period Vocal Ensemble
Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

BEMF Orchestra

Robert Mealy, director
The Birth of the Orchestra: The extravagant and sonorous sounds of Paris and Rome, c.1700


Erin Headley, director
In Carmine Dolore: Ancient Classical and Biblical Laments of 17th-century Rome

Gli Incogniti

Amandine Beyer, director
Viennoiseries: Austrian Music in the Stylus Phantasticus from the 17th-century

The Hilliard Ensemble

A Hilliard Songbook

Siobhán Armstrong, early Irish harp
Aine Ni Dhroighneain, voice

My Small Dark Rose: Music of Early Ireland

Hespèrion XXI

Jordi Savall, director
Istanbul: Dimitrie Cantemir’s The Book of the Science of Music and the Ottoman, Sephardic & Armenian traditions

Tragicomedia and Friends

Stephen Stubbs, director
Singen, Spielen, Tanzen, Trinken

The Royal Wind Music

Paul Leenhouts, director
Angeli, Zingare e Pastori: Symbols & Allegories in Italian Renaissance Music

Keyboard Mini-Festival

Peter Sykes, director
featuring Peter Sykes, Fabio Bonizzoni, Anthony Romaniuk, Yi-Heng Yang, and Ulrika Davidsson
The Youthful Keyboard: Inspiration and Instruction

Organ Mini-Festival

William Porter, director
featuring William Porter, Lorenzo Ghielmi, and John Scott
The Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach