Tonight, at the New England's Conservatory Jordan Hall, Boston Baroque premiers their semi-staged version of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria". Fernando will tackle the leading role with Jennifer Rivera as Penelope, alongside an incredibly talented cast and the clever stage direction of Mark Streshinsky. Can't wait!:)
Opening night for Ulisse!
Fernando's most recent recording of the Monteverdi Vespers, with Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón (under the label Ambronay Editions) is now available for sale. (Re)Discover this incredibly beautiful piece of music in a very exciting version, where Fernando is joined by an extraordinary cast which includes the likes of Céline Scheen and Victor Torres.
Click here to buy or see below for a couple of audio excerpts!
As we approach the final stages of preparation of Boston Baroque's production of Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria - with Fernando in the title role - specialised webzine The Boston Musical Intelligencer prepared a very interesting article about the opera, featuring interviews with the conductor and stage director, as well as several cast members. A nice insight on this exciting event!
Click here for the full article by Virginia Newes.
"Marty Pearlman, Emmy-Award winning arts & entertainment reporter Joyce Kulhawik and the fabulous tenor from Portugal, Fernando Guimarães who is making his U.S. Debut with Boston Baroque atNew England Conservatory's Jordan Hall Friday, April 25 and Saturday April 26."
Portuguese tenor, with an emphasis on the baroque and classical repertoire.