Susanna Phillips, Layla Claire & Maya Kherani Lead Boston Baroque 2020-21 Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The Boston Baroque has announced its 2020-21 season featuring Music Director and Conductor Martin Pearlman in all productions at the NEC’s Jordan Hall.

For the purposes of this article will only highlight the vocal performances.

Soprano Susanna Phillips will perform arias from Handel’s operas “Alcina,” “Partenope,” “Giulio Cesare,” and “Semele” in a concert. Music Director Martin Pearlman conducts Boston Baroque’s orchestra.

Performance Date: October 18, 2020

Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” will star soprano Maya Kherani, countertenor Christopher Lowrey, tenor Aaron Sheehan and baritone Kevin Deas. Music Director Martin Pearlman is set to conduct Boston Baroque’s orchestra and chorus.

Performance dates: December 4 & 5, 2020

Soprano Jeanine De Bique and tenor Rufus Müller perform Bach’s “Magnificat” and Handel’s “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day,”  under the music direction of Martin Pearlman.

Performance Dates: February 12 & 14, 2021

Finally, Mozart and Da Ponte’s opera “Così fan tutte” will be performed in a semistaged setting. The event will feature soprano Layla Claire in the role of Fiordiligi, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Ringle Kamarei in the role of Dorabella, tenor Mario Bahg as Ferrando, baritone Sean Michael Plumb as Guglielmo, soprano Sonja Tengblad in the role of Despina, and baritone David Kravitz as Don Alfonso.

Tara Faircloth is the stage director with Music Director Martin Pearlman conducting.

Performance Dates: April 30 & May 2, 2021