Ensemble scene from Purcell's 
Walters Art Gallery, 1997 Ben Schuman and Pamela Hay in 
Monteverdi's TIRSI E CLORI, 
Walters Art Gallery, 1997  
Dancers in PASTORALE & MASQUE program, 
Walters Art Gallery, 1997
Webb Wiggins conducting from the harpsichord. The Peabody Chamber Opera has presented an early opera program virtually every year since 1997. Beginning under the musical direction of Webb Wiggins (left), the tradition continues in collaboration with the expanded Early Music program directed by Mark Cudek. The photographs show our inaugural production in 1997, entitled Pastorale & Masque (combining Monteverdi’s Tirsi e Clori, Charpentier’s Actéon, and the masque from Purcell’s Dioclesian), plus two pictures from the premiere performance of our own edition of Cavalli’s Egisto. Click for more recent productions. Part of the instrumental ensemble for premiere of 
new edition of Cavalli's EGISTO, Peabody 2000.
Click for cast list, essay, and photographs.