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Review: An ‘Almira’ to admire by Boston Early Music Festival

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The Boston Early Music Festival’s production of Handel’s first opera, “Almira,” is a visually stunning and exceptionally sung masterpiece. The show opened Friday at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and returns today with a 2:30 p.m. performance. Everything seemed just right, from the sumptuous 16th-century costumes in a warm, autumnal palette of browns, reds, ivory and a hint of blue designed by Anna Watkins, to the often-sensational singing of the small cast. Even the sets, ...

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