Cavalli: Il Giasone

Cavalli: Il Giasone

This is the World Première Recording of Cavalli’s opera Il Giasone. The plot is loosely based on the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece, but the opera contains many comic elements too.

In the wake of Monteverdi, opera was enjoying a real boom in Europe and Francesco Cavalli was one of the most successful Venetian opera composers. Il Giasone was the single most popular opera of the 17th Century.

This production from Antwerp is orchestrated and conducted by the internationally reputed baroque specialist Federico Maria Sardelli. It is directed by the young Frenchwoman Mariame Clément, who is currently making a name for herself with her infectious directing in German and French opera houses. The title role is sung by the promising French countertenor Christophe Dumaux.


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  • Christophe Dumaux, Katarina Bradic, Robin Johannsen, Josef Wagner, Filippo Adami, Yaniv d'Or, Angélique Noldus, Andrew Ashwin

  • Symfonisch Orkest van de Vlaamse Opera

  • Federico Maria Sardelli

  • Il Giasone an opera in three acts and a prologue with music by Francesco Cavalli and a libretto by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini

  • Francesco Cavalli

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  • Vlamsee Opera Gent, Belgium