Notes & Reviews:
Antonio Caldara (1670-1736) was a prolific Italian Baroque composer, producing more than 80 operas, 38 oratorios, 100 cantatas, and 20 masses, not to mention hundreds of motets. The oratorio La Conversione di Clodoveo, Re di Francia tells the story of how the title character's love for his wife, the beautiful and pious Clotilde, led him to convert to Christianity. The work is scored for four voices and instrumental ensemble. Allyson McHardy sings the role of Clodoveo, King of France, and Nathalie Paulin sings that of his wife, Clotilde. The cast also features Suzie LeBlanc (San Remigio) and countertenor Matthew White (Uberto). Under LeBlanc's artistic leadership, Le Nouvel Opera is dedicated to the performance of repertoire from the baroque and classical periods, blending dance, theater, visual arts and singing into singular spectacles.
Sung in pinpoint precision...positively glittering in the hands of Susan Le Blanc.
The Canadian singers and instrumentalists do this attractive work proud...Matthew White despatches the vigorous arias of the army captain Uberto with unhooty bravado, abetted by lusty orchestral playing...a thoroughly worthwhile piece from one of the most famous and prolific composers of his day.
sung in pinpoint precision... positively glittering in the hands of Susan Le Blanc.
Recording information: Église Saint-Augustin, Saint-Augustin de Mirabel, Québe (07/2007).
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Works DetailsCaldara, Antonio : La Conversione di Clodoveo, Rè di Francia, oratorio for 4 voices & orchestra
- Conductor: Alexander Weimann
- Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio