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La Calisto

Ivor Bolton conducts soprano Sally Matthews and countertenor Lawrence Zazzo in a Royal Opera House production of Cavalli's tale of the Roman gods' antics.

Cavalli's La Calisto

Ivor Bolton conducts young soprano Sally Matthews and countertenor Lawrence Zazzo in David Alden's Royal Opera House production of Cavalli's tale of the shenanigans of the Roman gods and the mortals with whose lives they meddle.

A sex comedy based on an Ovid myth, the plot focuses on the complications and confusion that arises as the chief of the Gods, Giove, lusts for the virginal and naive Calisto.

Presented by Catherine Bott.

Calisto ...... Sally Matthews (soprano)
Destiny/Diana/First Fury ...... Monica Bacelli (mezzo-soprano)
Endimione ...... Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)
Giove ...... Joao Fernandes (bass)
Nature/Satirino/Second Fury ...... Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Eternity/Giunone ...... Veronique Gens (soprano)
Mercurio ...... Markus Werba (baritone)
Linfea ...... Guy de Mey (tenor)
Pane ...... Ed Lyon (tenor)
Silvano ...... Clive Bayley (bass)
Monterverdi Continuo Ensemble
Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Ivor Bolton (conductor).

3 hours

Last on

Sat 25 Oct 2008 18:00

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