Cavalieri: Rappresentatione Di Anima Et Di Corpo
Format: BLU-RAY DVD
Anett Fritsch Arnold Schoenberg Chor Carlo Vistoli Cyril Auvity Daniel Schmutzhard Florian Boesch Georg Nigl Giov, ANETT FRITSCH
Emilio de’ Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo was premiered in 1600 in Rome. It was conceived to be performed in costume, bringing text and music together in a dramatic form, and is accepted as the first surviving opera, pre-dating works by Peri and Monteverdi. Its theme is the dialogue of Soul and Body, a pivotal concept of the Italian Counter-Reformation, presented in allegorical form. This production by the acclaimed director Robert Carsen was hailed as ‘an unmitigated, tremendous success’ and its ‘musical production was extraordinary’ (bachtrack.com).