Agostino Steffani's rarely heard Niobe is a splendid jumble of comedy, tragedy, mythology and politics. It's also one of the most accomplished operas of its time, employing a musical style that seems to bridge the artistic worlds of Monteverdi and Handel.
This Boston Early Music Festival production is presented at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, in a production led by the festival's co-directors, Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs.
Directors: Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
Niobe: Amanda Forsythe (soprano)
Anfione: Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor)
Creonte: Matthew White (countertenor)
Clearte: Kevin D. Skelton (tenor)
Manto: Yulia Van Doren (soprano)
Tiberino: Colin Balzer (tenor)
Poliferno: Charles Robert Stevens (baritone)
Nerea: José Lemos (countertenor)
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra