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


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

Francesco Cavalli


Caprice / Leucippe / ClarindoGiacinta Nicotra
Pleasure / Clito / RumourGemma Bertagnolli
PallanteJuan Sancho
ErabenaCristiana Arcari
MeonteFilippo Adami
Cleria / VenusRoberta Invernizzi
Cleandra / AmoreMonica Piccinini
First sailor / Evagora / JupiterMarco Scavazza
Second sailor / SaturnRoberto Abbondanza
Ericlea / PsicheDonatella Lombardi
Darete / MarteFilippo Morace

Europa Galante
Fabio Bondi
, soloist and conductor

Direction, Sets, Costume Design: Facoltà di Design e Arti IUAV di Venezia

Davide Livermore, stage direction
Tiziano Santi, set design
Vera Marzot, costume design
Claudio Coloretti, lighting design

Recorded at the Teatro Malibran, Venice, Italy, 14 October 2008.


Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Surround 5.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English
Running time: 150 mins
No. of DVDs: 2 (1x DVD 5 + 1x DVD 9)

La virtù de’ strali d’Amore was the first of 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.

Cavalli, Francesco

Faustini, Giovanni

Biondi, Fabio

Europa Galante

Abbondanza, Roberto; Adami, Filippo; Arcari, Cristiana; Bertagnolli, Gemma; Invernizzi, Roberta; Lombardi, Donatella; Morace, Filippo; Nicotra, Giacinta; Piccinini, Monica; Sancho, Juan; Scavazza, Marco

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 2.110614-15

Barcode: 747313561452

Physical Release: 10/2011

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