Saturday, November 26, 2011
By now the annual Boston Early Music Festival chamber opera production qualifies as an "event." And that event is tonight (above is the promo video, which gives you some sense of the intelligent stagings and high musical standards at BEMF). This year the selection(s) are a double bill of Charpentier's La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs (from a text by Molière). Tonight and tomorrow only. (It's probably sold out, but who knows, you may have a shot.) And I'm hearing more music tomorrow, btw, in a different key - the wonderful Fats Waller musical Ain't Misbehavin' at the Lyric Stage. You'll hear all about both over the coming week, along with (I hope) my thoughts on Dance/Draw at the ICA, George Clooney's new flick The Descendants, and, you know, other stuff.