Cavalli: Xerse / Jacobs, Nelson, Gall, Concerto Vocale

Album Summary

>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse, opera
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Xerse" was written using the libretto that Handel also used, 84 years later. The text adopted here is that of its premiere in Venice in 1654. "[Xerse] is an undoubted success: a hitherto unheard opera of striking quality, playing and singing that are extremely musicianly and musical (by no means always synonymous!); and an impeccably clean recording."

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Works Details

>Cavalli, Francesco : Xerse, opera
  • Performers: Jean Nirouët (Countertenor); Guy Mey (Voice); Konrad Junghanel (Theorbo); François Fauché (Spoken Vocals); René Jacobs (Countertenor); Agnès Mellon (Soprano); Peter Pieters (Guitar); Richard Wistreich; Dominique Visse; Roel Dieltiens (Cello); Judith Nelson (Soprano); Jeffrey Gall (Countertenor); Jill Feldman; John Elwes (Tenor); Isabelle Poulenard (Soprano); Gottfried Bach (Organ)
  • Conductor: René Jacobs
  • Ensemble: Concerto Vocale
  • Notes: Composition written: Persia.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta