2019 Festival

2019 Festival

Centerpiece Opera:

Orlando generoso

Music by Agostino Steffani (1654–1728)
Libretto by Ortensio Mauro (1632/33–1725) | Learn more »

Chamber Opera:

VERSAILLES: Portrait of a Royal Domain

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Festival Concerts:

Dunedin Consort

Kristian Bezuidenhout, director
J. S. Bach: Matthäus Passion (BWV 244)

Zachary Wilder, tenor & Josep Maria Martí Duran, archlute & Baroque guitar

Mad Rush: Fever dreams of 17th-century Italy

Phoebe Carrai & Friends

Out of Italy

Vox Luminis

Lionel Meunier, director
with members of Quicksilver
J. S. Bach: The Arnstadt Connection

Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord

Bach & Les Goûts Réünis


Dreams of a Wounded Musketeer


Benjamin Bagby, director
Charms, Riddles and Elegies of the Medieval Northlands (8th–11th centuries)

The Boston Camerata

Anne Azéma, director
Songs & Mençonges: Medieval dreams of prophecy, love, and folly

Kristian Bezuidenhout & Friends

Piano and Wind Quintets of Mozart and Beethoven

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

Robert Mealy, director
Emőke Barath & Teresa Wakim, soprano
Christian Immler, baritone
Caroline Copeland & Pierre-François Dollé, dancers & choreography
Dreams and Monsters: The theatrical orchestra of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)

Amanda Forsythe, Christian Immler & Friends

Delirium: Mad songs of English Composers

Vittorio Ghielmi, viol & Shalec Ad-El, harpsichord

Dreaming Jupiter: Virtuosity and expression in the French and English Baroque

Stile Antico

Queen of Muses: Elizabeth I as Monarch, Patron, and Lover

Ensemble Clément Janequin

The Banquet of Bacchus and Cupid: An orgy of decadence

Doulce Mémoire

Denis Raisin Dadre, Musical Director
Philippe Vallepin, staging
Hubert Hazebroucq, choreography
Jérôme Bourdin, costumes
Jérôme Allart, lighting
Royal Festivities at the French Court

Solamente Naturali

Miloš Valent, artistic leader
Flauto Ultimo – Vox Humana

Stefan Temmingh, recorder & Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord

Follia – Criminals, Murderers, Borderliners

Organ Mini-Festival

David Yearsley, director
featuring Luca Guglielmi, David Yearsley & Kimberly Marshall
Transalpine: Adventures across Steffani’s Europe

Keyboard Mini-Festival

featuring Benjamin Alard & Byron Schenkman