FRANCESCO CAVALLI (1602-1676): Il Giasone.
Catalogue Number: 03U013
Description: The comic, the tragic, and the supernatural all meet and mingle in this opera from 1649 as Cavalli alternates the tragic with the comic, with no concern for fidelity to the mythological legend of Jason and Medea, and presents a mosaic of contrasted episodes, rich in musical emotions. Resolutely burlesque and zany, the modern-dress production celebrates the opera’s sensuality. Valer Sabadus (countertenor), Kristina Hammarström (mezzo), Kristina Mkhitaryan (soprano), Willard White (baritone), Cappella Mediterranea; Leonardo García Alarcón. NTSC all regions, 5.1 surround. 182 min.