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Cavalli's La Calisto (Destino) - Longborough Festival Opera


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Cavalli's La Calisto

Longborough Festival Opera

After Monteverdi, Cavalli was Venice's leading composer. His strikingly expressive La Calisto is based on the mythical story from Greek legend. This is a comic yet poignant tale of twisted relationships between gods, women and men, in which Juno, jealous of Jupiter's desire, turns Calisto into a bear.

La Calisto is our Young Artist production for 2019, offering world-class performance opportunities to artists at the beginning of their careers. Conductor Lesley Anne Sammons and director Mathilde Lopez bring life to this rarely-performed brilliant work. This new orchestration by Lesley Anne is rescored for the Barefoot Band of clarinet, accordion, harpsichord, double bass and recorders.

CREATIVES

Mathilde Lopez
Director

Lesley Anne Sammons
Conductor

Jean Chan
Designer

Timothy Mitchell
Lighting Designer

Amelia Cardwell
Assistant Director

PERFRMANCE DATES

Monday 29 July at 5pm
Wednesday 31 July at 5pm
Friday 2 August at 5pm
Saturday 3 August at 5pm

CAST

Chiara Vinci
Calisto

Sophie Goldrick
Diana

Zita Syme
Giunone

Emma Charles
La Natura/Linfea

Lizzie Holmes
Destino

Jessie Tse
L’Eternita

Felix Kemp
Giove

Neil Balfour
Mercurio

Gabriel Seawright
Saturino

James Gribble
Pane

William Stevens
Sylvano

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