Francesca Caccini’s Alcina

Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera

The Grammy award-winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents a new, semi-staged production of Alcina by Medici court composer and performer Francesca Caccini, a contemporary of Monteverdi. Alcina is a brilliant entertainment, full of wit and drama, with a demanding title role first sung by the composer herself.  

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Dance Director
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer
Shannon Mercer, Alcina
Colin Balzer, Ruggiero
Kelsey Lauritano, Melissa
Boston Early Music Festival Vocal & Chamber Ensembles

The exhibitions Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters and Drawing in Tintoretto's Venice will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

Monday, November 26, 7:30 pm
Pre-concert talk: 
7 pm pre-opera talk with directors O’Dette, Stubbs, Mealy, and Blin.
Tickets: 
Opera: $65; $55 for members.

BEMF Chamber Opera. Photography by Kathy Wittman.
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs. Photography by Kathy Wittman.


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