Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cavalli - Gli Amori Di Apollo E Di Dafne - Garrido, Ensemble Elyma

 


 

 

 

 

Review:

Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne (The Loves of Apollo and Daphne) is an opera by the Italian composer Francesco Cavalli. It was Cavalli's second operatic work and was premiered at the Teatro San Cassiano, Venice during the Carnival season of Giovanni Busenello (1598–1659) 1640. The libretto is by Giovanni Francesco Busenello and is based on the story of the god Apollo's love for the nymph Daphne as told in Ovid's Metamorphoses.

At the dawn of opera in Venice, Monteverdi's pupil Cavalli and the poet G.F Busenello, created Gli amori d'Apollo e di Dafne. This fruitful collaboration inaugurated a cycle which, together with L’Incoronazione di Poppea, was to become emblematic of the new Venetian opera. The present recording spares no effort to recreate the magnificence that was to make Italian music the 'mistress’ of the world.

 

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