The music was so extraordinarily pleasant and well performed that the two-hour production breezed by.
The more I hear performed by the BEMF, especially their operas, the more deeply impressed – and thankful – I am.
Dame Emma, now sixty-four, sat and sang just quietly enough and with the right measure of mystery and stillness to draw the audience in, and to keep them there in a trance.
I keep being surprised by the brilliant productions and overall excellence of the concerts Boston Early Music Festival presents.
The Boston Early Music Festival is THE place for performers to be heard. And there are enough good programs, between the big Jordan Hall concerts, the two operas, a Family Day program, the mini-festivals for organ and keyboard, fringe concerts at at odd hours of the day and late night, for everyone.