CAVALLI, F.: Virtu de' Strali d'Amore (La) [Opera] (Teatro Malibran, 2008)


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La virtu de' strali d'Amore
Libretto/Text Author: Faustini, Giovanni
Conductor: Biondi, Fabio
Orchestra: Europa Galante

A nymph / A sorceress / A nereid: Storti, Milena
Caprice / Leucippe / Clarindo: Nicotra, Carmelo
Cleandra / Eros / A nymph: Piccinini, Monica
Cleria / Venues / A Sorceress: Invernizzi, Roberta
Darete / Mars: Morace, Filippo
Ericlea / Psyche / A nymph: Lombardi, Donatella
First Sailor / Evagora / Jupiter: Scavazza, Marco
Mercury / A sea god: Zoccatelli, Gian Luca
Pallante: Sancho, Juan
Pleasure / Clito / Rumour: Bertagnolli, Gemma
Second Sailor / Saturn: Abbondanza, Roberto

Set/Stage Designer: Santi, Tiziano
Costume Designer: Marzot, Vera
Lighting Designer: Coloretti, Claudio
Stage Director: Livermore, Davide

Date of Production: 2008
Venue: Teatro Malibran, Venice
Playing Time: 02:30:10
Catalogue Number: 33624

La virtu de' Strali d'Amore was the first ten operas Cavalli wrote with librettist Giovanni Faustini. Set in Cyprus, the plot involves enchanted and pastoral elements, love and its thwarting, the counterpointing of Man and God, sorcery, revelation and ultimate resolution, all accomplished in a brilliant series of scenes.

A follower of Monteverdi, Cavalli reveals the influence of the older man but also his own pronounced independence. Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have become one of the most admired partnerships in the history of baroque music performance

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