After Monteverdi, Cavalli was Venice's leading composer. His strikingly expressive La Calisto is based on the mythical story from Greek legend. This is a comic yet poignant tale of twisted relationships between gods, women and men, in which Juno, jealous of Jupiter's desire, turns Calisto into a bear.
La Calisto is our Young Artist production for 2019, offering world-class performance opportunities to artists at the beginning of their careers. Conductor Lesley Anne Sammons and director Mathilde Lopez bring life to this rarely-performed brilliant work. This new orchestration by Lesley Anne is rescored for the Barefoot Band of clarinet, accordion, harpsichord, double bass and recorders.