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Cavalli: Elena / Alarcon, Barath, Linke, Gumaraes

Release Date: 08/26/2014 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 346  
Composer:  Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Valer SabadusEmöke BarathSolenn’ Lavanant LinkeFernando Guimaraes,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded live during the Aix-en-Provence Festival in July 2013, Cavalli’s Elena had not been performed for more than 350 years. The international press hailed this rediscovery as one of the major events on the lyric scene. With Jean-Yves Ruf ’s imaginative staging, served by an exceptional cast made up of young singers brought together by the Academy of the Aix Festival, this work is also sublimated by the talent of the instrumentalists of the Cappella Mediterranea and the theatrical talent of Leonardo García Alarcón. Elena relates the first adventures of Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, coveted by numerous men including Menelaus, who disguises himself as an Amazon to approach her, and Theseus, who abducts her and Read more tries to seduce her to the great displeasure of his legitimate fiancée, Hippolyta. Numerous colourful or tragic characters come to complicate the situations in this mythological farce. Read less

Works on This Recording

Elena by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  Valer Sabadus (Countertenor), Emöke Barath (Soprano), Solenn’ Lavanant Linke (Mezzo Soprano),
Fernando Guimaraes (Tenor), Emiliano Gonzales Toro (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Mediterránea

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