Anthony Roth Costanzo, David Daniels & Layla Claire Headline Boston Baroque’s 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Boston Baroque has announced its 2018-19 season featuring some of the greatest baroque artists of our generation.

As with our past season announcement articles, we will focus solely on the vocal elements of the season.

The company will celebrate the holiday season with Handel’s Messiah featuring the Boston Baroque orchestra and chorus, with the debuts of soprano Layla Claire, countertenor Eric Jurenas, and tenor Norman Shankle. Bass-baritone Nathan Stark rounds out the cast.

Performance Dates: Dec. 7-8, 2018

Handel’s final oratorio “Jephtha” opens the second half of the season with an all-star cast featuring tenor Nicholas Phan, soprano Ava Pine, countertenor David Daniels, bass-baritone Dashon Burton, mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, and soprano Sonja Tengblad.

Performance Dates: March 8-10, 2109

The season will close with Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” staged by Tara Faircloth. The opera is set to star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and the American debut of Italian contralto Alessandra Visentin. Soprano Amanda Forsthye takes on the title role with John Holiday, Kevin Langan, Margaret Lias, and Sonja Tengblad.

Performance Dates: April 26-28, 2019