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Cavalli: La Calisto / Bayo, Jacobs

Cavalli / Bayo / Mantovani / Theodoridou
Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 9909001  
Composer:  Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Graham PusheeBarry BanksSonia TheodoridouRobin Tyson,   ... 
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Vocale
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A legendary production at last on DVD!

When they dusted off this archetype of Venetian opera in 1993, René Jacobs and Herbert Wernicke probably had no idea that their ‘recreation’ was destined for worldwide acclaim. But then, La Calisto (1651) still has plenty to say to today’s audiences: first of all because it shows the gods as fallible, indeed lustful; and secondly, because it is served here by an absolute gem of a production, and by a musical realisation that manages to be both inventive and rigorous. Constantly mingling nobility and triviality, comedy and tragedy, this Calisto juxtaposes Monteverdian declamation and new-fangled aria as effortlessly as it juggles the divine and the earthly.

Read more includes ‘Behind the scenes of La Calisto’, a 54-minute documentary on the Jacobs-Wernicke production.

Subtitles including English & Italian libretto
4/3 Full screen / NTSC / PCM Stereo / DTS 5.0
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Works on This Recording

Calisto by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Graham Pushee (Countertenor), Barry Banks (Tenor), Sonia Theodoridou (Soprano),
Robin Tyson (Countertenor), Marcello Lippi (Baritone), Dominique Visse (Countertenor),
Louise Winter (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Oliver (Tenor), Maria Bayo (Soprano)
Conductor:  René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1652; Italy 

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