Boston Early Music Festival

"The third BEMF opera CD, Lully’s Psyché from the 2007 Festival and released in July 2008, earned BEMF its third Grammy nomination in the Best Opera category. At the 2005 Festival, BEMF released its first commercial opera recording featuring the 2003 operatic centerpiece, Conradi’s Ariadne. An instant audience and critical success, this recording marked the beginning of BEMF’s outstanding contribution to the current opera discography. Conradi’s Ariadne was followed by Lully’s Thésée, the 2001 operatic centerpiece, and both recordings received Grammy nominations in the Best Opera category."

Psyché (Lully)

Karina Gauvin, Venus
Colin Balzer, Mercure
Mireille Lebel, Cidippe
Amanda Forsythe, Aglaure
Aaron Engebreth, Lychas
Olivier Laquerre, The King, Mars
Carolyn Sampson, Psyché
Aaron Sheehan, Amour
Matthew Shaw, Jupiter
Teresa Wakim, Flore
Yulia Van Doren, An Afflicted Woman
José Lemos, Silene
Stephen Stubbs, Musical Direction
Paul O'Dette, Musical Direction
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Orchestra
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Boston Early Music Festival Chorus, Choir

Dates:

Recorded : 27 Jul 2007 to 2 Aug 2007
Where : New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Boston

Released : 2008


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