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BEMF: Monteverdi's Orfeo

  • Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St Great Barrington, MA, 01230 United States (map)

Widely regarded as the first great opera, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, Favola in Musicafeatures one of opera’s most adored stories, in which the heroic Orfeo endures the tragic death of his beloved Euridice, and travels to the underworld to plead for her return.

Breathtaking in its beauty and variety, this masterpiece defined an art form still in its infancy, with rich instrumental colors, dramatic word painting, and a virtuosic opulence of tone and texture. Experience this magical musical entertainment, exquisitely presented in this encore presentation of the November 2012 BEMF Chamber Opera Series production by the internationally acclaimed directors, singers, instrumentalists, and dancers of the Boston Early Music Festival.