Versailles, Portrait of a Royal Domain

Boston Early Music Festival 
Chamber Opera Series: Versailles, Portrait of a Royal Domain 
Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs de Versailles & Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles

The GRAMMY Award-winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series presents an all-new, semi-staged production of French Baroque chamber operas by Charpentier and Lalande exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace of Versailles alongside excerpts from Lully’s Atys.

Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs Musical Directors 
Gilbert Blin Stage Director 
Carlos Fittante Choreographer 
Anna Watkins Costume Designer 
Melinda Sullivan Dance Director
Robert Mealy Concertmaster 
BEMF Vocal Ensemble:
Mireille Asselin, Jesse Blumberg, Olivier Laquerre, Mireille Lebel, Jason McStoots, Oliver Mercer, Sophie Michaux, Molly Netter, Aaron Sheehan, Margot Rood, John Taylor Ward, & Virginia Warnken 
BEMF Chamber Ensemble & BEMF Dance Company

Tuesday, November 29, 7:30 pm
Preconcert talk: 
7 pm with Benoît Dratwicki, Artistic Director of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.
Series tickets: 
1 opera and 1 concert: $100; $80 for members.
$65; $55 for members.

Mireille Asselin in BEMF’s 2011 production of Charpentier’s La Couronne de Fleurs. Photography by André Costantini.

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