Boston Early Music Festival Presents: John Frederick Lampe’s The Dragon of Wantley
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Robert Mealy, Concertmaster
Melinda Sullivan, Choreographer
The Dragon of Wantley, the most popular operatic production of the entire 18th century in England, enjoyed a 45-year run. Lampe deftly lampoons the excesses of Handelian opera in this hilarious farce of 1736.
This all-new production is led by BEMF’s GRAMMY-winning Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and acclaimed Stage Director Gilbert Blin—an all-star roster of 18 singers, dancers, and instrumentalists combined with period-inspired staging and lavish costumes, bring this rollicking masterpiece to life in a must-see operatic event!
PRE-OPERA TALKS: Join us one hour before each performance in Boston for an engaging talk featuring celebrated author and musicologist Ellen T. Harris.
Please reach out to the Boston Early Music Festival Box Office with any questions regarding programming or ticketing details at 617-661-1812.