Il Giasone – Francesco Cavalli

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25 JANUARY > 7 FEBRUARY 2017

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IL GIASONE

Dramma musicale in three acts and a prologue by Francesco Cavalli

Libretto by Giacinto Andrea Cicognini. First performed at the Teatro San Cassiano, Venice on 5 January 1649. Version revisited by Alessandro Stradella et Leonardo García Alarcón.

New production

After the memorable Medea by Cherubini, Il Giasonealternates between tragedy and buffoonery, adapting mythological legend to its own ends. The work by Francesco Cavalli, premiered at the Venetian carnival, presents a mosaic of contrasting episodes rich in musical emotion. The most popular opera of the 17th centsury focuses mainly on the loves of Jason and Medea. Cavalli’s music is remarkably evocative. The musica subjugates the drama, and Il Giasone represents the subtle balance between song and speech. Elements of comedy, tragedy and “super-natural” coincide and intermingle. The lamenti by Cavalli are incomparable and represent the climax of the work.

Sung in italian with english and frensh surtitles

Musical Director Leonardo García Alarcón
Stage Director Serena Sinigaglia
Set & Costumes Designer Ezio Toffolutti
Giasone Valer Sabadus
Ercole NN
Besso Günes Gürle
Isifile Kristina Mkhitaryan
Alinda Mariana Florès
Medea Kristina Hammarström
Delfa Dominique Visse
Egeo, re d’Atene Raúl Giménez
Demo NN
Sole Seraina Perrenoud
Amore Mary Feminear*
Giove Alexander Milev
Cappella Mediterranea
*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe

Conference

by Alain Perroux in collaboration with the Association genevoise des Amis de l’Opéra et du Ballet
Tuesday 24 January 2017 6:15PM at the Théâtre de l’Espérance

Broadcast on Espace2

Saturday 18 February 2017 8PM.