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Cavalli: La Didone DVD (Le Théâtre de Caen)

One of the first operas deserving of the name, Didone is our first surviving musical version of the famous episode in Virgil's Aeneid where the Trojan hero loves and then cruelly leaves the noble Dido. Cavalli learnt at the feet of Monteverdi, and his dramatic transformation of the story is all the more expressive for its intimacy, worthy of the examples set by his master. At the centre of this bold and simple staging - the first opera production by comic actor Clément Hervieu-Léger - is the Queen of Carthage herself, sung with uncompromising intensity by Anna Bonitatibus. William Christie and his singers and players show themselves entirely attuned to the world of Cavalli, where meaning and music fuse.

Composer: Francesco Cavalli
Didone: Anna Bonitatibus
Enea: Kresimir Spicer 
Iarba: Xavier Sabata
Ecuba: Maria Streijffert

Le Théâtre de Caen
Les Arts Florissants
Conductor: William Christie
Stage Director: Clément Hervieu-Léger
Set Designer: Éric Ruf
Costumes: Caroline de Vivaise
Lighting: Bertrand Couderc

Extra: Cast Gallery 

Picture: 16:9 
Sound: DD 2.0 / 5.0 DTS Surround
Format: NTSC
Region:
 All regions
Subtitle: 
EN/DE/FR
Running time: 
176 mins
Year: 
2011