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Cavalli: La Didone / Biondi/Europa Galante, McFadden, Staveland, Domenech [DVD]

Album Summary

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Didone
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Preceded by a solemn prologue in which Iride admonishes mortals that they should not offend the gods, the story of Cavalli's Didone comes to life thanks to numerous solo passages of highly varied character and structure, designed both for simple basso continuo support and for a more complex instrumental accompaniment, for five real parts which enjoy some independent moments and which create a diversion from the action or blend in with it in a wholly logical way, intensifying it in a studied, evocative manner. The tragic story of the Carthaginian queen is thus unfolded with extreme attention in a framework that had already been adopted by Monteverdi, of whom Cavalli is considered a worthy successor.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 173 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, 16:9, Color
Country of Origin: Italy


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>Cavalli, Francesco : La Didone
  • Performers: Roberto Abbondanza (Baritone); Roberto Abbondanza (Baritone); Isabel Alvarez (Soprano); Isabel Alvarez (Soprano); Manuella Cluster (Mezzo Soprano); Manuella Cluster (Mezzo Soprano); Marina De Liso (Mezzo Soprano); Marina De Liso (Mezzo Soprano); Jordi Domènech (Countertenor); Jordi Domènech (Countertenor); Donatella Lombardi (Soprano); Donatella Lombardi (Soprano); Claron McFadden (Soprano); Claron McFadden (Soprano); Filippo Morace (Baritone); Filippo Morace (Baritone); Maria Schiavo (Soprano); Maria Schiavo (Soprano); Magnus Staveland (Tenor); Magnus Staveland (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Period Time: Baroque