Boston Early Music Festival


June 9—16, 2019
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

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Official Description

In a fantastical world of wizards and dragons, the heartbroken knight Orlando spirals into self-doubt and madness in Steffani’s 1691 masterpiece, Orlando generoso. Delight in a captivating tale of intrigue and magic, with enchanted castles, an opulent foreign court, estranged lovers, a lecherous king, and a scheming wizard. Steffani’s stunning theatricality comes to life with gorgeous period-inspired costumes, brilliant sets, breathtaking flying machines, and truly ravishing music.

“Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso was a rip-roaring tale of romance, intrigue, exoticism, and magic, and was as popular with Baroque audiences as Game of Thrones is today!”

–Stephen Stubbs, Musical Co-Director
Aaron Sheehan, Orlando
Amanda Forsythe, Angelica
Emőke Baráth, Bradamante
Christopher Lowry, Ruggiero
Kacper Szelążek, Medoro
Jesse Blumberg, Atalante
Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, Galafro
Zachary Wilder, Brunello
Teresa Wakim, Melissa


  • $30+


Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston