Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
with Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor
& Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
La storia di Orfeo: Monteverdi • Sartorio • Rossi
Orpheus, the divine musician who ventures to the underworld in a desperate bid to save his beloved Eurydice, has been an enduring source of inspiration for composers across the centuries. Superstar countertenor Philippe Jaroussky—alongside sublime soprano Amanda Forsythe—draws on three Italian Baroque operas to create a vivid pastiche of this tragic legend for the concert stage. Enjoy timeless arias and duets by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, and Antonio Sartorio with these incomparable artists, as well as instrumental interludes from other Baroque masters.
Pre-Concert Talk one hour prior to each performance.
“A brilliant idea… Jaroussky moves from husky despair to assertive persuasion.”