Looking Back at Orpheus
La Descente d’Orphee aux Enfers - CharpentierNovember 29, 2020 Place: Boston Early Music Festival
For their traditional Thanksgiving weekend feast, the Boston Early Music Festival opens a treasure trove of video archives for the first time to share FREE streaming broadcasts of two productions inspired by the Orpheus legend from our GRAMMY Award-winning Chamber Opera Series! Please tune in on November 29, 2020 at 3pm to watch a double-bill featuring Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers.
Playing the role of Daphne/Guyot, this was Megan’s first professional opera production back in 2011. She reprised the role with BEMF when they revived the production in 2013. It remains one of her most treasured memories.
These broadcasts will be freely available for a limited time on YouTube – subscribe to BEMF’s YouTube channel today! Be sure to watch for additional new videos, including documentaries on the making of each production, video lectures, and a 30-minute excerpt from BEMF’s 2017 fully staged production of Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise, featuring an Orpheus-themed “opera-within-an-opera” attended by the characters of the larger story.