Boston Early Music Festival
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
BEMF Chamber Ensemble
Stephen Stubbs, director
Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 8pm (EDT)
Handel as Orpheus | A superstar soprano and favorite of BEMF audiences, Amanda Forsythe joins with director Stephen Stubbs and the all-star Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble for a program exploring Handel’s youthful adventures in Italy. Handel spent much of his Italian holiday in Rome, where Papal decree had banned opera. Handel instead found an ideal outlet for his theatrical sensibilities in the solo cantata, thrilling audiences with his characteristically evocative and passionate writing for soprano. Enjoy a magnificent selection of masterpieces exploring a gamut of emotions, from frenzied madness to crushing laments.