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: Jessica Brauner
Ensembe Mattiacis
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 Vries
Director Pascual Jordan
Costume Design Ingeborg zu Schleswig-Holstein
Video David Ben Körzdörfer
Ormindo Filippo Mineccia
Erisbe Josefine Göhmann
Sicle / Armonia Sara Gouzy
Amida Ron Silberstein
Erice Mayan Goldenfeld
Hariadeno Florian Küppers
Miranda Sandra Fechner
Nerillo Eduardo Rojas
Osmano Ralf Rachbauer
Ensemble Mattiacis


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