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THE MARIA MONOLOGUES: STAR QUALITY, NO SPECIAL GLASSES NEEDED

“Glorious and life affirming”

“A vibrant artistic experience….exquisite”

Anne Azéma did not require the budget of Avatar with which to produce The Maria Monologues, but thanks to her unique gifts, and to a stellar cast of Deborah Rentz-Moore, Lydia Brotherton, and Robert Mealy, Camerata earned ovations in Boston and New York (two shows at the Cloisters), and the kinds of reviews, in print and online, that musicians dream about getting. Night becomes day, the news cycle turns, and we were pleased that on Oscar evening, with so many minds and eyes focussed on Hollywood, our Boston media were also lavish in their praise of this intense, intimately involving musical program based on centuries-old material. And above all that our audiences, who needed no special gadgets to take in the show, other than their ears and hearts, were so deeply appreciative.

To read the reviews that have come in so far, try these links:

Vibrant portraits of two icons in Boston Camerata’s ‘Maria Monologues’ – The Boston Globe

Mary in the Middle Ages in Glowing Program by Boston Camerata – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

photo: The Maria Monologues in concert. Deborah Rentz-Moore as Mary Magdalen, Lydia Brotherton as the Angel, a scene from the Origny Mystery Play.