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Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfer & La Couronne de Fleurs

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival at Online/Virtual Space

Nov 29 2020
Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfer & La Couronne de Fleurs

A free streaming broadcast of our November 2011 production of two chamber operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, starring tenor Aaron Sheehan as Orphee.

Two miniature masterpieces by the great French Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier were featured BEMF’s original November 2011 Chamber Opera Series production that The Boston Globe praised for its “zest and polish in equal measure”. La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers tells the famous story of Orpheus descending into the underworld to rescue his beloved Euridice using his musical charms, ending just as the pair begin their ill-fated escape. La Couronne de Fleurs, based on a text by

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Dates and Times

Sun, Nov 29, 2020

3:00 pm at Online/Virtual Space