Cavalli: La Didone

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LABELS: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
WORKS: La Didone
PERFORMER: Yvonne Kenny, Laurence Dale; Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble/Thomas Hengelbrock
CATALOGUE NO: 05472 77354 2
Hengelbrock’s reconstruction of Cavalli’s 1641 Dido opera reveals an astonishing work of Shakespearean range of emotion and dramatic contrast. This premiere recording is taken from what must have been electrifying live performances in Schwetzingen and Berlin. Utterly bewitching. Patrick Carnegy