Monday Jun 10
BEMF stages - Almira,' composed by a teenage Handel
Ulrike Hofbauer singing the title role Sunday in the Boston Early Music Festival production of Handel's first opera, "Almira," the tale of an orphaned queen, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Joyce DiDonato: "Drama Queens"
Opera arias by Cesti, Giacomelli, Handel, Hasse, Haydn, Keiser, Monteverdi, Orlandini and Porta.
Joyce DiDonato, 'Drama Queens'
Joyce DiDonato's magnificent new recital disc is dedicated to the proposition that a Baroque aria is there to give expression to the most fervent and dramatically extreme emotions - and that musical technique serves to give voice to that state of mind.