Recorded in Bremen, Germany, January 2020.
This world-premiere recording stars BEMF favorite baritone Christian Immler as Antiochus and soprano Hana Blazíková as Stratonica, in her BEMF Opera début. A dazzling cast featuring Sunhae Im, Harry van der Kamp, Sherezade Panthaki, Aaron Sheehan, Jesse Blumberg, and Jan Kobow round out the production. GRAMMY-winners Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs lead the company, including the 32-member BEMF Orchestra under the direction of concertmaster Robert Mealy, and members of Bremen’s own Capella Ansgarii. BEMF Opera Director Gilbert Blin served as Drama Coach for the recording, with BEMF Executive Director Kathleen Fay as Executive Producer.