St. Luke Passion of 1744
Telemann wrote over 40 compositions based on the Passion texts, and his St. Luke Passion of 1744 is a quickly paced and lyrical display of his church style. Thomas Cooley and Andrew Garland sing the Evangelist and Jesus in this work that Boston Baroque has not performed since 1980.
Beethoven’s opera is a compelling story of political oppression, the fight for justice, and the triumph of love. A Boston Baroque premiere featuring an internationally renowned cast that includes Metropolitan Opera singers, tenor William Burden and soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, in Boston’s first-ever period instrument performance of this work.
Wendy Bryn Harmersoprano as Leonore
William Burdentenor as Florestan
Anna Christysoprano as Marzelline
Andrew Stensontenor as Jaquino
Nathan Starkbass as Rocco
Mark Waltersbass-baritone as Don Pizarro
Brian Kontesbass as Don Fernando
Mark Streshinskystage director
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Symphony No. 7
As one of the world’s leading champions of the Baroque clarinet, Eric Hoeprich will perform one of Mozart’s final pieces as it was originally composed, for the basset clarinet. Paired with Beethoven’s dance-like Symphony No. 7, the season-opening concert will bring these two delightful works from the Classical period to life.
“Striving for a fresh Messiah year after year” says the Boston Globe. This annual tradition will feature the Boston Baroque debut of three artists: soprano Layla Claire, countertenor Eric Jurenas, and tenor Norman Shankle. They are joined by bass-baritone Nathan Stark, alongside the Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque Orchestra and Chorus. Conducted by Martin Pearlman, Music Director.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Monday, Dec 31
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Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Ring in the new year in true Baroque style with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto featuring Boston Baroque concertmaster Christina Day Martinson. All accompanied by champagne and chocolates at intermission sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company!
Handel’s final oratorio Jephtha opens the second half of the season with an all-star cast including tenor Nicholas Phan in the title role, soprano Ava Pine as Iphis, countertenor David Daniels as Hamor, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero as Storge, bass-baritone Dashon Burton as Zebul, and soprano Sonja Tengblad as the Angel.
OPERA: L'incoronazione di Poppea
The semi-staged production will present a compelling new performing version of the work by Martin Pearlman, and features Boston favorite soprano Amanda Forsythe in the title role, joined by the Boston Baroque debut of countertenor superstar Anthony Roth Costanzo as Nero, and the American debut of Italian contralto Alessandra Visentin as Ottavia, with stage direction by Tara Faircloth.
Amanda Forsythesoprano as Poppea
Anthony Roth Costanzocountertenor as Nerone
Alessandra Visentincontralto as Ottavia
John Holidaycountertenor as Ottone
Kevin Langanbass as Seneca
Margaret Liasmezzo-soprano as Virtu and Nutrice
Sonja Tengbladsoprano as Fortuna and Drusilla
Tara Fairclothstage director
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