FRANCESCO CAVALLI (1602-1676)/ALESSANDRO STRADELLA (1639-1682): Il novello Giasone.
Catalogue Number: 06P014
Reference: GB 2464/66-2
Description: Cavalli's Il Giasone of 1649 (recorded by Harmonia Mundi) was completely revamped 22 yeas later by Stradella, who made major cuts in the libretto, added dances and a new intermezzo, got rid of the choir, cut the orchestra down to three or four parts and changed Jason from castrato to baritone and Medea to a female soprano. World Premiere Recording of this version. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Borja Quiza (baritone), Aurora Tirotta, Roberta Mameli (sopranos), Mirko Guadagnini (tenor), OIDI Festival Baroque Ensemble; Antonio Greco.