FRANCESCO CAVALLI (1602-1676): L’Ipermestra.
Catalogue Number: 08V012
Label: Challenge Classics
Description: Cavalli operas continue to flow like water from a tap, this one (a live performance from 2006) having been written in 1654 but not staged until four years later for the occasion of the birth of a son to King Philip IV of Spain. At the time, it was one of the most magnificent operas ever staged in Florence. 3 CDs. Italian libretto. Elena Monti, Gaëlle Le Roi (sopranos), Emanuela Galli (mezzo), Marcel Beekman (tenor), La Sfera Armoniosa; Mike Fentross.