ANTONIO CALDARA (1670/1-1736): La Conversione de Clodoveo, Rè di Francia.
Catalogue Number: 04M019
Reference: ACD2 2505
Description: Clovis, King of the Franks, his wife Clotilde, St. Remigius and Clovis' lieutenant Hubert are the characters in this 1715 oratorio telling of the King's conversion to Christianity with many attractive arias (generally in da capo form, full of melismas, coloratura and arioso passages) which are sensitive, warlike, gracious, tormented or confiding, as events demand, and often set to dance rhythms. 2 CDs. Italian-English texts. Allyson McHardy (mezzo), Nathalie Paulin, Suzie Leblanc (sopranos), Matthew White (countertenor), Le Nouvel Opéra; Alexander Weimann.