Join Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón for a Teatro dei Sensi—a “theater of the senses”—and discover operatic gems from the œuvre of the great Venetian baroque composer Francesco Cavalli! In a performance filmed live in Venice’s opulent Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón and his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea weave together selections from twenty-seven of Francesco Cavalli’s beautiful dramatic scores to create one fascinating concert opera. Follow two souls suffused with baroque mythology and allegory as they journey through the world of 17th-century Venetian opera, from its modest beginnings as chamber theater, to its later incarnations as grand works of public spectacle.
The Ensemble Matheus at the Chapelle de la Trinité
Clément Hervieu-Léger (stage director), William Christie (conductor) — Les Arts Florissants