Agostino Steffani: Orlando (North American premiere)

Boston Early Music Festival

Aaron Sheehan - Orlando
Amanda Forsythe - Angelica
Emőke Baráth - Bradamante
Christopher Lowry - Ruggiero
Kacper Szelążek - Medoro
Jesse Blumberg - Atalante
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti - Galafro
Zachary Wilder - Brunello
Teresa Wakim - Melissa
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors

Based on Ludovico Ariosto’s 16th-century epic poem, Orlando is a profound masterpiece that deconstructed medieval myths of knights and dragons to explore deeply human themes of romance, jealousy, and madness against a fantastical backdrop. In Steffani’s opera, scandal and mystery follow the valiant knight Orlando as he ventures to China in search of his love, the princess Angelica. When his affection is spurned, he spirals into self-doubt and madness, all while a palace intrigue ensues, with a pair of estranged lovers, a lecherous king, and a scheming wizard.

Sunday, June 9 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 16 at 3:30 pm

$30 - $250
, 7:00 pm

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Chamber & Festival