VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
Francesco Cavalli was born in Crema on 14 February 1602 and lived until 14 January 1676. A pupil of Monteverdi, he was a prolific composer of opera, and is also remembered for some dramatic innovations.
Ensemble. In Many Respects a Success - Longborough Festival Opera's wacky production of Cavalli's 'La Calisto', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. An Unusual Reading - Giuseppe Pennisi experiences an icy Paris/Milan production of Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea'
Ensemble. Different Women - 'Electra' and 'Elena' at Aix-en-Provence, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi
DVD Spotlight. Love's Ravages - Cavalli's 'Il Giasone', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... the sense of fun detracts somewhat from the high drama ...'
Ensemble. A New Dimension - Giuseppe Pennisi reports that chamber opera is alive and well