BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GRAMMY-winning Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore of its 2009 production featuring the original 1718 chamber version of Handel’s opera Acis and Galatea—Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8pm and Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 3pm at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. This revival celebrates the November 2015 release of BEMF’s studio recording of Handel’s pastoral opera.
Originally presented to packed houses in Boston and on a 2011 North American tour, this intimate opera will be led by GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and acclaimed Stage Director Gilbert Blin. The story of the tragic love of the nymph Galatea and the shepherd Acis comes to life with gorgeous costumes, magnificent staging, and a stellar cast featuring BEMF’s own GRAMMY-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan (Acis), Teresa Wakim (Galatea), Douglas Williams (Polyphemus), Jason McStoots (Damon), and Mark Williams (Coridon) alongside the all-star members of the BEMF Chamber Ensemble led by Concertmaster Robert Mealy.
BEMF’s 2009 production was hailed by The Boston Globe as “richly staged” and “musically impeccable”. During the 2011 tour, the Vancouver Sun praised the intimate production as “a wonderful evocation of the early 18th-century and performed with remarkable elegance.”
Opera tickets are priced at $25, $45, $55, $75, 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.
Download artist photos at http://www.bemf.org/pages/press/images.htm
Video preview at https://youtu.be/iu_2nVJonqA
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.”
For more information, images, press tickets, or to schedule an interview, please contact Kathleen Fay at 617-661-1812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.