EMILIO DE CAVALIERI
RAPPRESENTATIONE DI ANIMA ET DI CORPO
Musical Director Andrew Lawrence-King (United Kingdom)
Director Georgiy Isaakyan
Duration 1 h 10 min
Laureate of The Golden Mask prize 2013
This is the first time when the early music opera composed in 1600 by Emilio De Cavalieri is staged in Russian and on a Russian theatre’s stage.
The period instrumentalists, playing from the stage and mingled in with the choir, musicians and soloists became part of the theatrical performance.
Libretto written by Augustino Manny was translated into Russian by Alexey Parin.
Famous English musician and master of baroque harp Andrew Lawrence-King presents all the beauty of the mediaeval music.
In a musical morality play Soul and Body dispute, with the participation of other allegorical characters: Time, Intellect, World, Pleasure, Guardian angel, Damned soul, angels and souls in Heaven or in Hell.