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Francesco Cavalli: La Didone / Anna Bonitatibus, Kresimir Spicer, Xavier Sabata. William Christie, Les Arts Florissants [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Didone
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of the first operas deserving of the name, Didone is our first surviving musical version of the famous episode in Virgil's Aeneid where the Trojan hero loves and then cruelly leaves the noble Dido. Cavalli learnt at the feet of Monteverdi, and his dramatic transformation of the story is all the more expressive for its intimacy, worthy of the examples set by his master. At the centre of this bold and simple staging - the first opera production by comic actor Clement Hervieu-Leger - is the Queen of Carthage herself, sung with uncompromising intensity by Anna Bonitatibus. William Christie and his singers and players show themselves entirely attuned to the world of Cavalli, where meaning and music fuse.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 176 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio
Subtitles: English, German, French
Country of Origin: United Kingdom


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Works Details

>Cavalli, Francesco : La Didone
  • Performers: Anna Bonitatibus (Mezzo Soprano); Xavier Sabata (Countertenor); Ana Sanchez (Soprano)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 176 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Studio/Live: Studio