November 25—26, 2017
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Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Opera Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster


Sung in Italian


NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

BEMF’s own GRAMMY Award–winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead an outstanding cast of 8 internationally renowned singers and the 27 all-star instrumentalists of our famed BEMF Orchestra in a grand concert performance of Handel’s first opera, Almira! Originally presented at the June 2013 Festival, Almira tells a vivid story of intrigue and romance at the Court of Castile. Written when Handel was only 19 years old, Almira already illustrates the genius that would cement his legacy as one of history’s greatest composers. This is truly an extraordinary event you simply won’t want to miss!

Sherezade Panthaki, Almira
Amanda Forsythe, Edilia
Colin Balzer, Fernando
Christian Immler, Consalvo
Zachary Wilder, Isabelle
Jesse Blumberg, Raymondo
Teresa Wakim, Bellante
Jan Kobow, Tabarco

Photo: Kathy Wittman

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