Productions

Gilbert Blin graduated from the Paris Sorbonne with a Master’s degree focusing on Rameau’s operas and their relation with the stage, an interest that he has since broadened to encompass French opera and its relation to Baroque theater, his fields of expertise as historian, stage director, and designer.


Idylle sur la Paix & La Fête de Rueil

Idylle sur la Paix, Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival

November 2022 Lully’s Idylle sur la Paix & Charpentier’s La Fête de Rueil. Staging Gilbert Blin. Costume Designer Gwen van den Eijnde. Dance Director Melinda Sullivan. Lighting director Kelly Martin.


Pimpinone and Ino

Douglas Williams, Pimpinone and Danielle Reutter-Harrah, Vespetta
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival

Amanda Forsythe, Ino
Photo Kathy Wittman Boston Early Music Festival

November 2021 – Telemann’s ‘Pimpinone’ and ‘Ino’. Staging Gilbert Blin & Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière. Costume Designers Gilbert Blin & Meriem Bahri. Dance Director Melinda Sullivan. Lighting director Kelly Martin. Lighting Designer Aja M. Jackson.

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Orlando generoso

Flavio Ferri-BenedettiGalafro Zachary Wilder, Brunello
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music festival

Teresa Wakim, Melissa
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music festival

June 2019 – Steffani’s ‘Orlando generoso’. Performed at the Boston Early Music Festival 2019. Staging and set, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins. Dance director Melinda Sullivan. Choreography, Marie-Nathalie Lacoursière. Lighting Designer, Kelly Martin.

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Alcina

Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival

November 2018 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Francesca Caccini’s ‘Alcina‘.  Staging, Gilbert Blin. Choreographer, Melinda Sullivan. Costumes, Anna Watkins. . Lighting Designer, Kelly Martin.

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Le Carnaval de Venise

Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival

June  2017 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Campra’s ‘Le Carnaval de Venise‘. Performed at the Boston Early Music Festival 2017. Staging and set, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins. Dance Director, Melinda Sullivan. Choreographer, Caroline Copeland. Lighting designer, Christopher Ostrom.

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Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain

Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival

November 2016 – Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain. Charpentier’s “Les Plaisirs de Versailles” and Lalande’s “Les Fontaines de Versailles“. Staging, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins. Dance Director, Melinda Sullivan. Choreographer, Carlos Fittante. Lighting Designer, Kelly Martin.

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Niobe, Regina di Tebe

Philippe Jaroussky, Anfione
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival. 

June 2011 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe. Performed at the Boston Early Music Festival 2011. Staging and set, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins. Lighting Designer, Lenore Doxsee.

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Orfeo

Aaron Sheehan, Orfeo
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival. 

November 2012 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo.  Staging and set, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins. Lighting Designer, Lenore Doxsee.

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La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers

Aaron Sheehan, Orphée
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival.

November 2011 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Charpentier’s La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers. Staging, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins.

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Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea by Boston Early Music Festival
Photo Kathy Wittman, Boston Early Music Festival.

November 2009 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Händel’s Acis and Galatea, the original 1718 chamber version.  Staging, Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins.

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Actéon

Photo Kathy Wittman. Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble

November 2008 – Gilbert Blin’s production of Charpentier’s Actéon. Staging Gilbert Blin. Costumes, Anna Watkins.

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