Francesco Cavalli, 1602-1676
”Virtu de' Strali d'Amore” (1642)
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.
Caprice / Leucippe / Clarindo – Giacinta Nicotra,
Pleasure / Clito / Rumour – Gemma Bertagnolli,
Pallante – Juan Sancho,
Erabena – Cristiana Arcari,
Meonte – Filippo Adami,
Cleria / Venus – Roberta Invernizzi,
Cleandra / Amore – Monica Piccinini,
First sailor / Evagora / Jupiter – Marco Scavazza,
Second sailor / Saturn – Roberto Abbondanza,
Ericlea / Psiche – Donatella Lombardi,
Darete / Marte – Filippo Morace.
Orchestra ”Europa Galante”,
Fabio Biondi, soloist and conductor;
Davide Livermore, stage direction.
Recorded at the Teatro Malibran, Venice, Italy, October 14, 2008.
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