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BEMF Chamber Opera Series

Telemann’s Pimpinone & Hasse’s La Finta Tedesca

Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 7:30pm
Gilder Lehrman Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 8pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3pm
Venue to be announced

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Enjoy a bawdy double bill of Comic Opera from two German Baroque masters with the GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series! Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Stage Directors Gilbert Blin and Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière lead four of BEMF’s favorite singers and the all-star BEMF Chamber Ensemble in a side-splitting romp through the battle of the sexes.

The stylish slapstick of these witty operas approaches seduction and social class with evocative humanity. In Telemann’s brilliant intermezzo, the narcissistic old Pimpinone is stung by the beauty and barbs of his charming chambermaid, Vespetta. Meanwhile, in La finta tedesca (The Fake German), Sciarlotta dons a series of outlandish disguises to prod her master, Pantaleone, into confessing his love for her.



—The Boston Globe


Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin & Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière, Stage Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director
Gilbert Blin, Costume Designer
Kathleen Fay, Executive Producer

Amanda Forsythe, Vespetta
Christian Immler, Pimpinone

Teresa Wakim, Sciarlotta
Jesse Blumberg, Pantaleone

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble