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CAMERATA SOLOISTS EXPLORE GERMAN MYSTICISM IN PARIS, ALSACE

Anne Azéma and Susanne Ansorg performing in the Thermes de Cluny, Paris, October 2009. photo credit: Joel CohenThe Boston Camerata’s overseas fall touring season began in October with two performances of Anne Azéma’s original program, “The Spark of the Soul,” based on the life and writings of the medieval German mystic, Meister Eckhardt.

Azéma and viellist/lutenist/reader Susanne Ansorg sang, spoke, and played their way through an original mini-anthology of thirteenth century works before audiences in Rosheim, Alsace, and Paris. The first concert took place in the medieval church of Rosheim and the
second in the spectacular, newly-restored Roman frigidarium at the Abbey/Museum of Cluny.

The Paris concert was the inaugural musical event in the world-famous, freshly renovated Cluny space.

In November, a larger Camerata cohort travels to Germany for a performance of the ensemble’s famed “Tristan and Iseult” production, presented under the auspices of the West German Radio. Anne Azéma will once again incarnate Iseult the Blonde, a role for which she shared the Grand Prix du Disque, with Aaron Engebreth, who first undertook the challenging part in 2008, cast in the role of Tristan.