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Cavalli: La Calisto

Louise Fryer introduces a performance of Cavalli's opera, La Calisto. Plus the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli.

Cavalli: La Calisto
Last month the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris staged Cavalli's opera, first seen in Venice in 1651. Jupiter (Giove), king of the gods, comes to earth to clear up after a war but is immediately distracted by the beautiful but chaste nymph Calisto, who's devoted to the service of the goddess Diana. Then Mercury has the bright idea that Jupiter disguise himself as Diana...
Presented by Louise Fryer

Calisto...................................Sophie Karthauser, soprano
Endimione..........................Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor
Giove................................ Giovanni Battista Parodi, bass
Giunone/Il Destino.....................Veronique Gens, soprano
Diana/L'Eternita....Marie-Claude Chappuis, mezzo-soprano
Linfea.................................Milena Storti, mezzo-soprano
La Natura/Pane....................................Cyril Auvity, tenor
Mercurio.........................................Mario Cassi, baritone
Satirino...................................Sabina Puertolas, soprano
Sylvano.....................................Graeme Broadbent, bass
Les Talens Lyriques
Conductor Christophe Rousset

4.30pm
Continuing this week's focus on the BBC Symphony Orchestra with another performance from their recent Far East tour.
Tippett: Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.

3 hours

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