In Wednesday’s (2/18) Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler reports, “Major works by Vivaldi, Mozart, and Beethoven will be presented during Boston Baroque’s new season, announced on Wednesday.” It will include Vivaldi’s oratorio Juditha Triumphans with soloists Amanda Forsythe, Leah Wool, Sonja DuToit Tengblad, and Daniela Mack. “Under the baton of founding music director Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque’s opera … for next season will be Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (‘The Magic Flute’), in semi-staged performances with a cast that includes Nicholas Phan as Tamino, Andrew Garland as Papageno, Mary Wilson as Queen of the Night, Gustav Andreassen as Sarastro, and Sara Heaton as Papagena. The eloquent fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout will appear with Boston Baroque for the first time, in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, on a program that also includes Haydn’s Scena di Berenice. And violinist Christina Day Martinson will be the soloist in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, for the group’s annual pair of concerts on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Lastly, the ensemble’s annual Messiah performances will feature vocal soloists Jeanine de Bique, Christopher Lowrey, Thomas Cooley, and Dashon Burton.”

Posted February 19, 2015