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Francesco Cavalli (1602-76): Heroines of the Venetian Baroque / Marian Flores, Anna Rheinhold; Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón

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  1. Cavalli — Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo: Mira questi duo lumi $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Cavalli — Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo: Sinfonia di viole à 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Cavalli — Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo: Hor con pania e con esca $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Cavalli — Didone: Didone, ohimè, non mi riceve amante $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Cavalli — Egisto: Amanti, se credete $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Cavalli — Ormindo: Aprite, aprite gl’occhi $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Cavalli — Doriclea: Udite, amanti $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Cavalli — Orimonte: Caro Ernesto - Mia Cleanta $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Cavalli — Oristeo: Dimmi Amor, che farò? $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Cavalli — Rosinda: Non col ramo di Cuma $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Cavalli — La Calisto: Restino imbalsamate $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Cavalli — Eritrea: Prologue. Ne le grotte arimaspe $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Cavalli — Orione, Prologue: Sinfonia à 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Cavalli — Ciro: Final Scene. Mia vita, mio bene $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Cavalli — Xerse: Ed è pur vero, o core $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Cavalli — Xerse: Luci mie, che miraste $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Cavalli — Erismena: Speranze voi che siete (1655 Version) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Cavalli — Erismena: O stelle, a che mi sforzate (1655 Version) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Cavalli — Erismena: A me il veleno? (1655 Version) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Cavalli — Statira principessa di Persia: Menfi, mia patria, regno $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Cavalli — Artemisia: Regina, udiste mai $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Cavalli — Elena: Amazone non son $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Cavalli — Xerse: Speranze, fermate $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Cavalli — Ercole amante: Una stila di speme $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Cavalli — Ercole amante: E vuol dunque Ciprigna $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Cavalli — Scipione affricano: A tuo dispetto Amor $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Cavalli — Mutio Scevola: Né fastosa allor che ride - Né dolente allor che freme $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Cavalli — Pompeo magno: Come al mar corrono i fiumi $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Cavalli — Eliogabalo: Giuliano al tuo ferro $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Cavalli, Francesco : Le nozze di Teti di Peleo
>Cavalli, Francesco : Gli amori di Apollo e Dafne
>Cavalli, Francesco : Didone
>Cavalli, Francesco : La virtù dei strali d'Amore
>Cavalli, Francesco : Egisto
>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Ormindo
>Cavalli, Francesco : La Doriclea
>Cavalli, Francesco : Giasone
>Cavalli, Francesco : Orimonte
>Cavalli, Francesco : Oristeo
>Cavalli, Francesco : La Rosinda
>Cavalli, Francesco : La Calisto
>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Eritrea
>Cavalli, Francesco : La Veremonda
>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Orione
>Cavalli, Francesco : Il Ciro
>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse
>Cavalli, Francesco : Erismena
>Cavalli, Francesco : La Statira
>Cavalli, Francesco : Artemisia
>Cavalli, Francesco : Hipermestra
>Cavalli, Francesco : Elena
>Cavalli, Francesco : Ercole Amante
>Cavalli, Francesco : Scipione affricano
>Cavalli, Francesco : Mutio Scevola
>Cavalli, Francesco : Pompeo Magno
>Cavalli, Francesco : Eligabalo
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Notes & Reviews:

The opening of Venice's first opera house, the Teatro di San Cassiano, in 1637, was one of the major events in the history of opera. The protagonists of these new operas henceforth represented all the social categories making up this public and who, in fact, had to be able to find themselves onstage. The gods were no longer the only ones to lay down the law, challenged by the Vices and Virtues who preached in the Prologues. The new heroes are kings, emperors, dictators, courtesans, as well as nurses, valets, soldiers, philosopher, and, above all, lovers. Whoever they might be, we find them sympathetic or antipathetic; all are glorified, all are ridiculed. With his 27 existing operas, Francesco Cavalli gives us a fascinating version of this theatre of life. A single main thread runs through the excerpts drawn from each of them by Leonardo Garca Alarcn: the expression of human passions. They are all there, from ingenuousness to ecstasy, joy to anger, passionate love (and its erotic, sensual expression) to despair. This fascinating programme represents a new contribution to the knowledge of Cavalli's operas and allows for unveiling part of the mystery still surrounding his works.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
The soloist here, Mariana Flores, is an excellent singer and she can create various moods and characters with sensitive skill and conviction. She is partnered in a few items by the mezzo-soprano. Harpsichordist and organist Alarcon directs various groupings of nine instrumentalists, mostly serving as continuo. They are all admirable, and the sound is close and realistic. Otherwise, much praise for this fascinating release. It comes with extensive notes (some by Cavalli expert Ellen Rosand) plus full texts and translations, all in a bound book-style album. It will offer much illumination and provocation if you would like to learn about opera's first century and one of its supreme masters.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: église Notre-Dame de Centeilles (05/2014/06/2014).



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>Cavalli, Francesco : Le nozze di Teti di Peleo :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Ensemble: Cappella Mediterranea
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1639

>Cavalli, Francesco : Le nozze di Teti di Peleo :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Jérôme Lejeune (Tenor Viola); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1639

>Cavalli, Francesco : Le nozze di Teti di Peleo :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1639

>Cavalli, Francesco : Gli amori di Apollo e Dafne :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1640

>Cavalli, Francesco : Didone :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Anna Reinhold; Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Didone :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : La virtù dei strali d'Amore :: Atto I
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642

>Cavalli, Francesco : Egisto :: Atto III
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Harpsichord); Monica Pustilnik (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1643

>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Ormindo :: Atto
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Cittern); Monica Pustilnik (Guitar); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1644

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Doriclea :: Atto I
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Monica Pustilnik (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1645

>Cavalli, Francesco : Giasone :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Anna Reinhold; Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1648.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1648

>Cavalli, Francesco : Giasone :: Atto II
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Notes: Composition written: 1648.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1648

>Cavalli, Francesco : Orimonte :: Atto III
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Oristeo :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1651

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Rosinda :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Calisto :: Atto III
  • Performers: Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Calisto :: Atto III
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Eritrea :: Prologo
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Veremonda :: Atto III
  • Performers: Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Cittern); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Anna Reinhold; Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Veremonda :: Atto III
  • Performers: Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Cittern); Thierry Gomar (Percussion); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Anna Reinhold; Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1652

>Cavalli, Francesco : L'Orione :: Prologo
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Il Ciro :: Atto III
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1654

>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Notes: Composition written: Persia.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Notes: Composition written: Persia.
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Erismena :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1655

>Cavalli, Francesco : Erismena :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Anna Reinhold
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1655

>Cavalli, Francesco : Erismena :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Anna Reinhold
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1655

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Statira :: Atto II
  • Performers: Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1655

>Cavalli, Francesco : Artemisia :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Anna Reinhold
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Hipermestra :: Atto III
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Guitar); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1658

>Cavalli, Francesco : Elena :: Atto II
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Anna Reinhold
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1659

>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse :: Atto II
  • Performers: Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Notes: Composition written: Persia.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Ercole Amante :: Atto IV
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Ercole Amante :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Mariana Flores; Monica Pustilnik (Archlute)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Ercole Amante :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Mariana Flores; Jérôme Lejeune (Tenor Viola); Monica Pustilnik (Archlute); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Scipione affricano :: Atto III
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Quinto Gato (Cittern); Sarah Van Oudenhove (Violone)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1664

>Cavalli, Francesco : Mutio Scevola :: Atto I
  • Performers: Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Guitar); Thierry Gomar (Percussion); Monica Pustilnik (Guitar); Anna Reinhold
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Pompeo Magno :: Atto I
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Organ); Jérôme Lejeune (Tenor Viola); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1666

>Cavalli, Francesco : Eligabalo :: Atto III
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Stephaine De Failly (Violin); Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Leonardo Garcia Alarcon (Harpsichord); Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Lathika Vithanage (Violin)
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Cavalli, Francesco : Eligabalo :: Atto III, Scena 15
  • Performers: Marie Bournisien (Harp); Marine Chabound; Thomas Dunford (Archlute); Mariana Flores; Quinto Gato (Theorbo); Anna Reinhold; Igor Tchernov
  • Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta