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Ovid's Metamorphoses

Music and mythology

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Dates & Tickets

Dates Fri, Apr 12 – Sun, Apr 14, 2024

Venue Folger Theatre

Duration 1 hour 45 minutes, with intermission

Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.

Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an inspiration to composers over the centuries, is the basis for incandescent cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau, including his retelling of the epic of Orpheus and Eurydice.

A genre unique to the Baroque, a cantata resembles a mini-opera for one or two voices, complete with recitatives and arias.

We turn to this marvelous music of 18th-century France to close our 2023-24 season. This is music that encompasses graceful and simple vocal melodies with virtuosic embellishments and inventive harmonies in a wonderful dramatic style.

Joining a featured soprano will be a quartet of violin, traverso, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, performing works by Marais and Leclair, and featuring one of Telemann’s masterful Paris Quartets.

Artists

Amy Nicole Broadbent

Soprano

Amy Nicole Broadbent

Artistic Directors

Robert Eisenstein
Robert Eisenstein

Robert Eisenstein

Christopher Kendall
Christopher Kendall

Christopher Kendall

Folger Consort Sponsors

With special thanks to

The Share Fund

Premier Season Sponsors

Dr. Bill & Evelyn Braithwaite
Andrea “Andi” Kasarsky

Contributing Sponsors

Gail Orgelfinger and Charles Hanna

Associate Sponsors

James Baker and Emily Lind Baker
David and Lenka Lundsten
Mike Newton and Dr. Linda Werling
Robert J. and Tina M. Tallaksen
Mary Augusta and George D. Thomas

Ms. Louisa Woodville & Mr. Nigel R. Ogilvie

Artist Sponsors

Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel

Pre-concert discussion
Friday, April 12

Join Christopher Kendall and Robert Eisenstein, co-Artistic Directors of the Folger Consort, for a lively discussion with guest artists from 7:00pm-7:30pm before the Friday, April 12 performance.

Free entry with concert ticket.

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