Cavalli’s La Calisto irreverently charts the relations between gods, men and women, in a score so rich and heady it must have drawn as many blushes as gasps when first heard.
The infatuation of Jove (George Humphreys) with the lovely Calisto (Paula Sides) and the unlikely attraction of virgin Diana (Catherine Carby) to the handsome youth Endymion (Tai Oney) entangle them in love wars as comical as they are dangerous.
ETO’s new production is conducted and directed by Timothy Nelson, and features Paula Sides in the title role, with a plush collection of continuo instruments.
Sung in English with surtitles.
Contains moderate sex references. Ages 12 & over only.
Pre-show talk: 6.30pm (venue tbc)