La Didone


Cavalli La Didone opera to a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello. Directed 2011 by Clément Hervieu-Léger at the Théâtre de Caen. Stars Anna Bonitatibus (Didone), Kresimir Spicer (Enea), Xavier Sabata (Iarba), Maria Streijffert (Ecuba), Katherine Watson (Cassandra), Tehila Nini Goldstein (Creusa/Giunone), Mariana Rewerski (Anna/Fortuna), Claire Debono (Venere/Iride), Terry Wey (Ascanio/Armore), Victor Torres (Anchise), Valerio Contaldo (Corebo/Eolo), Mathias Vidal (Ilioneo/Mercurio), Joseph Cornwell (Acate/Sicheo), and Francisco Javier Borda (Sinon Greco/Giove). William Christie conducts Les Arts Florissants. Set design by Éric Ruf; assistant set design by Hernan Peñuela; lighting design by Bertrand Couderc; assistant lighting design by Gilles Bottacchi; costume design by Caroline de Vivaise; assistant costume design by Brigette Laléouse-Gomes; artistic collaboration by Valérie Nègre; literary advice by Pierre Judet de la Combe; language coaching by Rita de Letteriis; musical assistance by Jonathan Cohen; Palo Zanzu was Chef de Chant. Directed for TV by Olivier Simonnet; Blu-ray producer was James Whitbourn.  Released in 2012, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Judith Malafronte praises this title lavishly in the February 2013 Opera News at page 56.

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