Dec 15, 2021
Stephen Stubbs, conductor of Seattle Opera’s upcoming ORFEO ED EURIDICE, by Gluck, joined us last year for an intermission chat when we rebroadcast Gluck’s IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE. A native Seattleite, student (and professor) at University of Washington, Stubbs has been a leader in the world of early music for three decades. Among the hundreds of recordings he has made, his 2015 DESCENTE D’ORPHÉE AUX ENFERS (by Charpentier) won a Grammy for Best Opera Recording. He first appeared at Seattle Opera in 2007’s GIULIO CESARE, playing theorbo, and conducted our first-ever presentation with music by Monteverdi, 2017’s THE COMBAT. In this conversation Stubbs discusses Gluck with Christina Scheppelmann.