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