Boston Camerata and Longy tell ‘The Night’s Tale’

April 19, 2016

Anne Azema, Longy faculty and artistic director of the Boston Camerata, on Saturday, April 16. Photo by Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe.

On Tuesday, April 19, The Boston Globe reviewed The Night's Tale, a Tournament of Love, which was the culmination of a collaboration between Longy and the Boston Camerata. 

CAMBRIDGE — “The Night’s Tale” is also “The Knight’s Tale,” telling of what medieval knights and their ladies did first by day and then after dark. One can only hope they enjoyed themselves as much as the Boston Camerata did Saturday at Longy School of Music’s Pickman Hall.

Camerata artistic director Anne Azéma’s starting point for the project, which previously was presented at Boston College in 2007, was “Le tournoi de Chauvency,” a narrative poem of more than 4,000 lines written by Jacques Bretel about a tournament in Lorraine that took place in October 1285. “The Night’s Tale” falls into two parts. In “Armes — Day,” the knights joust with each other, as well as for the favor of their chosen ladies. In “Amours — Night,” knights and ladies close ranks...

Read the full review here.