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Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus
A Grand Celebration: Music from Desmarest’s Circé and Handel’s Almira
The Boston Early Music Festival opens their weeklong Celebration of Women with a grand program of music written for the opera stage! The evening begins with the complete prologue of Desmarest’s Circé—thirty minutes of delicious airs, dances, and choruses! The allegorical prologue in French opera, an elaborate spectacle praising the king, was ultimately dropped from the performing tradition, but Circé’s is too good to pass over. This exceptional musical morsel is paired with a selection ... view more »
COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details
To best protect the most vulnerable members of our community and those artists who cannot mask while performing, we are requiring guests to wear well-fitted face masks at all in-door events at the 2023 Festival.