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Boston Early Music Chamber Opera. Photography by Andre Costantini.

Boston Early Music Festival
The Morgan marks its eighth season of bringing world-class performers of early music to New York, in collaboration with the Boston Early Music Festival. A season highlight is a semi-staged production of Charpentier's rarely heard operas La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs.

Series of 4 performances: $175; $155 for Members
Order tickets (Opera on Monday, March 17, 2014)

Order tickets (Opera on Tuesday, March 18, 2014)

Charpentier, La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs
The tragic La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers tells the famous story of Orphée who descends into the underworld to rescue his beloved Euridice using his musical charms. La Couronne de Fleurs, based on a text by Molière, depicts a musical contest in tribute to Louis XIV as shepherds vie for a crown of flowers from the goddess Flora for the most beautiful and eloquent aria. These miniature masterpieces showcase one of the great composers of the French Baroque.

Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Music Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble:
Aaron Sheehan, Orphée
Mireille Asselin
Jesse Blumberg
Tyler Duncan
Jason McStoots
Danielle Reutter-Harrah
Carrie Henneman Shaw
Teresa Wakim
Brenna Wells
Zachary Wilder

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble:
Robert Mealy, concertmaster
Cynthia Roberts, violin II
Laura Jeppesen, Christel Thielmann & Beiliang Zhu, violas da gamba
Gonzalo X. Ruiz & Kathryn Montoya, oboes & recorders
Avi Stein, harpsichord
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Baroque guitars & theorbos

Boston Early Music Festival Dance Ensemble:
Ben Delony, Caitlin Klinger, Alexis Silver, Andrew Trego, Ryan Began (Actor)
Monday, March 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Single opera ticket: $60; $50 for Members
Order tickets

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.