RECORDINGS

BEMF Recordings

In 2004, BEMF initiated a series of recordings to preserve its groundbreaking Baroque opera creations and attempt to fill the gaps in the current discography of Western opera.

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Handel’s Almira (2019)

BEMF is back with an all-new recording of our 2013 Festival Centerpiece—Handel's Almira. Written when the composer was only 19, GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs offer the first recording of this entertaining opera on period instruments in nearly 25 years. (3 CD)


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Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles & Les Arts Florissants (2019)

2020 GRAMMY nominee for Best Opera Recording! The BEMF Chamber Opera series returns to the music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier with an all-new recording of two chamber operas by the French Baroque master. (1 CD)


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Sebastiani’s Matthäus Passion (2018)

GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead Johann Sebastiani's sublime early setting of the St. Matthew Passion, lushly scored for six voices, six strings, and continuo. (1 CD)


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SteffaniDuets of Love and Passion (2017)

BEMF returns to the enchanting music of Agostino Steffani with a selection of gorgeous vocal duets. The CD was awarded the Diapason d'Or in February 2018. (1 CD)


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Handel’s Acis and Galatea (2015)

BEMF Chamber Opera Series production of the original 1718 chamber version was first staged in 2009 and then in a 6-city North American tour in 2011. (2-CD Set)


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Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe (2015)

BEMF's GRAMMY-nominated recording of the 2011 Festival Operatic Centerpiece features superstars Karina Gauvin and Philippe Jaroussky. (3-CD Set)


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Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs (2014)

This GRAMMY Award-winning recording features the November 2011 production of the BEMF Chamber Opera Series. (1 CD)


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Blow’s Venus and Adonis (2011)

Part of the inaugural presentation of the BEMF Chamber Opera Series in November 2008, Venus and Adonis was first released at the 2011 Festival. (1 CD)


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Charpentier’s Actéon (2010)

The first recording from the BEMF Chamber Opera Series, Actéon was first staged in November, 2008. (1 CD)


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Lully’s Psyché (2008)

BEMF’s third GRAMMY-nominated recording features the 2007 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. (3-CD Set)


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Lully’s Thésée (2007)

This GRAMMY-nominated recording features the 2001 Festival Operatic Centerpiece. (3-CD Set)


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Conradi’s Ariadne (2005)

BEMF's first commercial opera recording features the 2003 Festival Operatic Centerpiece and earned BEMF a GRAMMY nomination. (Out of Print, 3-CD Set)