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Francesco Cavalli: Il Giasone, opera / Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradic, Robin Johannsen

> Giasone - Act III: Sinfonia
> Giasone - Act III Scene 1: Nel boschetto ove odor spirano, vaghi fiori e 'l suol ricamano (Oreste, Delfa)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 2: Sotto il tremulo ciel di queste frond (Medea, Giasone)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 3: Gentil discorso e questo, ma pazzo e ben chi non intende il resto (Oreste)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 4: Il porto, il lido, il pian, la valle, il monte (Isifile, Giasone, Medea)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 5: Giason (Besso, Giasone)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 7: Perch'io torni a languir mi si nega 'l morir (Egeo, Demo)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 7: Gioite, gioite, festosi, festosi (Demo)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 8: Fra i notturni perigli, signora, ove vai tu? (Oreste, Isifile) - Scene 9: Besso qui non appare, ed io misera anelo (Medea)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 10: Perche sospiri, Medea gelosa (Delfa)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 11: Di guerriero drappello o veggio o veder parmi (Medea, Besso)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 12: Besso, Besso (Isifile, Besso) - Scene 13: Qual incognita forza (Egeo, Medea)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 14: Tormento, ove mi guidi? Ritorniamo a Giason (Besso, Giasone)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 15: Non m'affligger cosi, palesami chi sei (Medea, Egeo)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 16: Ovunque il pie rivolgo si splalanca un abisso (Giasone)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 17: Giason qui parla, Dell'aurora il lume mi scopre il traditor che dorme o langue (Egeo, Isifile, Giasone, Besso, Medea)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 21: Regina, Egeo, amici, supplicate per me questo crudele (Isifile)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 21: Non ho piu core in petto scoppia l'alma nel seno (Giasone)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 21: Quante son le mie gioie (Giasone, Isifile, Alinda, Oreste, Delfa, Demo, Egeo)
> Giasone - Act III Scene 21: Ciaccona

Album Summary

>Cavalli, Francesco : Giasone
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Francesco Cavalli was the most successful Venetian opera composer of the mid-seventeenth century. This new production is orchestrated and conducted by the internationally reputed baroque specialist Federico Maria Sardelli. It is directed by the young Frenchwoman Mariame Clément, who is currently making a name for herself with her infectious directing in German and French opera houses. The title role is sung by the promising counter-tenor Christophe Dumaux.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
Francesco Cavalli (1602-76) was perhaps the most famous opera composer of his century and the leading exponent of the Venetian operatic idiom. Giasone's composition and production (1649) dates about one-third of the way into his massive output. It was among the most popular and often revived of his 30-odd operas.

International Record Review, June 2012
Dumaux offers velvety timbre through the whole range, terrific depth in the lower range and ornamentation applied with innate elegance.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2012
Though Johannsen sings stylishly, Bradic's jolie laide Medea is slow to warm up, while Dumaux's shapely countertenor is too delicate to suggest a man of action...Orchestrally it's a delight, sensually swung on a hammock of lutes and harpsichords by conductor Federico Maria Sardelli, zestful in the Act II combattimento, bone-chilling in the sharp sforzandos of Medea's incantation.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Vlaamse Opera, Antwerp (05/2010).



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>Cavalli, Francesco : Giasone
  • Conductor: Federico Sardelli
  • Ensemble: Symphony Orchestra of Vlaamse Opera Antwerp
  • Notes: Composition written: 1648.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1648