2019-11-27 featured press

Boston Globe – With ‘La storia di Orfeo,’ Boston Early Music Festival provides a heavenly journey to the underworld

2019-11-27, Boston Globe, by A. Z. Madonna

Jaroussky made a power move in tackling Monteverdi’s “Possente spirto,” typically a tenor showpiece, as a countertenor. The reward was substantial; the top of his range was ethereal and airy, with no steely spikes. The small Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, directed by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, demonstrated a masterful grasp of dramatic tension in evoking the rolling Lethe waters.

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