FRANCESCO CAVALLI (1602-1676): Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne.
Catalogue Number: 01I015
Description: Cavalli's second opera debuted in 1640, a pastoral setting with libretto by Busenello who, three years later, provided Monteverdi with the texts for Poppea. This modern-instrument version comes with a long liner-note by the conductor whose thesis is "a faithful reconstruction of the 17th-century operatic world is both illusory and pointless...". So, here's a budget-priced backlash to the historically-informed, period-instrument movement which has held sway for more than 30 years. Libretto online. Mario Zeffiri (tenor), Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo), Orquesta Joven de la Sinfónica de Galicia; Alberto Zedda.