BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series presents a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo—on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 8pm and Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3pm in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Now in its seventh year, the BEMF Chamber Opera Series has become a “popular tradition among local early music fans” (The Boston Globe) each Thanksgiving weekend.
“Did you ever wonder why Pergolesi’s La serva padrona took the world by storm?” asks the BEMF Directorial Team of Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors, and Gilbert Blin, Stage Director. “This performance will answer your question! Frankly, Pergolesi’s masterpiece has not been well served in modern performances. Our new production restores the full color, vitality, and comic genius of the original, with BEMF’s effervescent Chamber Ensemble, a team of brilliant singing actors, and a troupe of commedia dell’arte players all in imaginative costumes.”
Joining the BEMF Directorial Team is: Concertmaster Robert Mealy; Costume Designer Anna Watkins; Movement Coordinator Melinda Sullivan; and Lighting Designer Lenore Doxsee; the cast of four dynamic singers features: Amanda Forsythe, soprano; Erica Schuller, soprano; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; and Jesse Blumberg, bass-baritone.
Tickets are priced at $19, $38, $49, $66, and $125 and are available through the Boston Early Music Festival at 617-661-1812 or at WWW.BEMF.ORG, as well as through the Jordan Hall Box Office located at 30 Gainsborough Street in Boston and by telephone at 617-585-1260.
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Behind the Scenes preview at: http://youtu.be/CkVvzM9BiRo
Recognized as the preeminent early music presenting organization in North America, the Boston Early Music Festival has been credited with securing Boston’s reputation as “America’s early music capital” (The Boston Globe). Founded in 1981, the Boston Early Music Festival offers diverse programs and activities, including three Grammy-nominated opera recordings, an annual concert series that brings early music’s brightest stars to the Boston and New York concert stages, and a biennial week-long Festival and Exhibition that BBC3 Radio recently called “arguably the most important and influential Early Music event in the world.”