Isleworth Baroque - Baroque Opera and Music in West London

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Our production for 2007 was La Calisto by Cavalli

email from Catherine Bott, our patron
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see review from Sundial
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see unpublished review from RT Times
Unpublished review written for Richmond and Twickenham Times
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Click here for the poster for La CalistoLa Calisto was premiered on November 28th 1651 at The Teatro San Apollinare in Venice. Cavali wrote it as bold entertainment for the public theatres. It is a shameless crowd pleaser- a brazen mix of comedy and drama, spiced with gender bending and bawdy situations.The story is based on the constellation myth from Ovid’s metamorphosis. According to Ovid, Callisto is a wood nymph ”not one who spent her time at the loom, but one of Diana’s warriors, carrying in her hand a javelin or bow ”. She is seduced by Jove disguised as Diana. The deception is discovered by Jove’s wife Juno who turns Callisto into a bear. Jove in his Mercy places her beyond Juno’s jealousy, in the heavens as the constellation Ursa Major.


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Performances were Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October 2007 at Isleworth Public Hall

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Cast List:

Calisto

Janet Oates

Destiny

Emilie Taride

Diana

Harriet Fraser

Echo

Katie Pinney

Endymion

Suzie Modak

Eternity

Ingrid Fraser

Jove

John Cobb

Juno

Jacqui Silverstone

Linfea

Sally Pinney

Mercury

Steve Harrison

Nature

Neville Bayross

Pan

Cedric Lee

Satirino

Rosalind Fuller

Sylvano

Philip Johnson

 

Photos from this year's production of La Calisto:

Harriet as Diana, Steve as Mercury and John as Jove
Jackie as Juno
Members of the Orchestra
June and Catherine
Cedric as Pan and Harriet as  Diana
Jackie as Junow and June as Chef Fury with the Furies
Caroline and Alison
Harrriet as Diana, Sally as Linfea and Suzie as Endymion
The four talented dancers!
Ingrid and Harriet
Stephanie
Janet as Callisto
Len and Rosalind as a Satyr
Thanks to June and Alan for
these photos

 


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