How do you prefer Mr. Jaroussky – as “an enlightened demi-god,” an “enraged, jealous husband,” or rather as “a bellicose warrior-king?”
Whatever your preference, Agostino Steffani’s “Niobe, Regina di Tebe” is the opera for you. (For me? Yes please, all of the above!)
The livestream is up! You can listen to last year’s production of “Niobe, Regina di Tebe” in full length.
Amanda Forsythe – Niobe, Queen of Thebes
Philippe Jaroussky – Anfione, King of Thebes
Directors: Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs
The BEMF Orchestra
Recorded by WGBH engineers at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.
The libretto in Italian as well as in English is also available for download:
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And the best thing is: Next year, Niobe is coming to Europe!
But will he be in it, I wonder? Niobe wouldn’t be Niobe without Philippe. Like taking Callas out of La Traviata.
I have no idea? Wasn’t he saying he’s going to take a break? 😉
Let’s see. It would be marvellous of course.
Apparently, he will be!
Fall 2013, that is just after the break.