Lfo La Calisto
Francesco Cavalli

La Calisto

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.

LONGBOROUGH'S YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAMME IS UNIQUE BECAUSE IT TREATS US AS PROFESSIONALS. IT IS AN EXCELLENT STEPPING STONE INTO THE PROFESSION

Lucy Knight, Young Artist 2018

Supporting Young Artists at Longborough

Each year, our professional creative and technical teams provide supportive coaching and mentoring to our young artists. This ensures an outstanding experience for the artists and an excellent production to delight audiences and critics alike.

Please help these talented young people as they embark on their careers in the opera world: contact Gill Powell, Membership & Development Manager: gill@lfo.org.uk or call 01451 830292.

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