La Calisto (ed. Leppard)

(1651)

by Francesco Cavalli

Description
Opera in 2 acts with prologue
Contributors
Dunn G (Translator), Faustini G (Author), Raymond Leppard (Editor)
Duration
120
Genres
Opera
Text
Giovanni Faustini
Instrumentation
2 harpsichord - harp - 2 lutes - chitarrone - gtr -flue organ - strings
Other Contributors
Raymond Leppard (editor)
Languages
English, German, Italian
First Performance
25.5.70, Glyndebourne: Glyndebourne Festival Opera/Leppard
Availability
Chorus part(ital/eng/ger) 50396 9, vocal score (fp) 50395 0 on sale, full score and parts for hire

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'La Calisto' reviews

‘The libretto by Giovanni Faustini is cynical, irreverent, and hilariously amusing. We see Jupiter enamoured of Calisto, one of Diana ’s chaste devotees; when she repulses him he assumes the shape of Diana and successfully seduces her. We see the real Diana overcome her votive chastity through love for the shepherd Endymion. Linfea, another of her nymphs, more elderly, likewise succumbs to the predatory lusts of Pan and his satyrs. Juno arrives full of righteous indignation, recognizes her h Read more

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