Ensemble Mattiacis | DE
Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)
Oper in three acts and a Prologue
Sung in Italian
Libretto: Giovanni Faustini
Premiere: 1644 in Venice
This production was made possible through the generous support of Goethe-Institut in Rabat.
Photo: Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Every year, Wiesbaden's "Ensemble Mattiacis" under the direction of Kammersänger Thomas de Vries, thrills festival audiences with their fresh approach to early music. This year, they bring a new production to life, the staged Baroque opera "L’Ormindo" by Francesco Cavalli.
Cavalli's handwritten score was made into its first modern edition especially for this production by Pascual Jordan. The intricate love story of the Maghreb princes Amida and Ormindo, who both fall in love with princess Eribse, is one of the most extraordinary libretti Cavalli ever set to music. The title role is performed by internationally renowned countertenor Filippo Mineccia.
Conductor KS Thomas de VriesDirector Pascual JordanCostume Design Ingeborg zu Schleswig-HolsteinVideo David Ben Körzdörfer
Ormindo Filippo MinecciaErisbe Josefine GöhmannSicle / Armonia Sara GouzyAmida Ron SilbersteinErice Mayan GoldenfeldHariadeno Florian KüppersMiranda Sandra FechnerNerillo Eduardo RojasOsmano Ralf RachbauerEnsemble Mattiacis
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