Carlo Pallavicino (ca 1630-1688)
Le Amazzoni nell’isole fortunate
Dramma per musica in 1 prologue and 3 acts on a libretto by Francesco Maria Piccioli.
Premiered on 11 November 1679 in Marco Contarini’s private theater, in Piazzola sul Brenta.
Axelle Fanyo Pulcheria
Clara Guillon Il Genio/Auralba
Eleonore Gagey La Difficoltà/Cillene
Iryna Kyshliaruk Florinda
Anara Khassenova Jocasta
Olivier Cesarini Il Timore/Sultan
Marco Angioloni Anapiet
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset Direction
Nicola Raab Staging
New production Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci – Les Talens Lyriques.
This production of the Amazons in the Fortunate Isles is produced under license from Ars Minerva Inc. and Ars Minerva Inc Reserves all rights in such.
“It’s a completely Venetian work, in its colours, intimacy, blood, drama, sex, love, and power. It’s certainly a rarity that has not been performed in Europe since the seventeenth century. I’m very happy to return to the Potsdam festival for this project, where for the first time I’ll collaborate with Nicola Raab, who will direct the staging.”
– Christophe Rousset