The Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Monteverdi’s final opera, L’incoronazione di Poppea, is not to be missed.
Sunday’s performance of Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria—by a company whose members know each other’s abilities, voices, and personalities well—gave every indication of an extraordinary week ahead.
I am starting to love Vespers of 1610 deeply, so I am happy to be given so many opportunities by first-rate groups to re-experience it.
Green Mountain Project has done everything right, paying careful, historically informed attention to pitch, transposition, tempi, number of performers, and tuning.
The tremendous success and rave reviews elicited by this “Orfeo” are due in large part to Boston Early Music Festival’s superb orchestra and cast of eight singers.
By Caldwell Titcomb If you know a bit about opera, you will have heard of Verdi – but perhaps not of Monteverdi. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first major composer in the history of opera, and the biennial Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is presenting his last opera, “L’Incoronazione di Poppea” (“The Coronation of Poppaea”) […]