Facoltà di Design e Arti Iuav – Venezia, direction/sets/costume
La virtù de’ strali d’Amore was the first of ten operas Cavalli wrote with librettist Giovanni Faustini. Set in Cyprus, the plot involves enchanted and pastoral elements, love and its thwarting, the counterpointing of Man and God, sorcery, revelation and ultimate resolution, all accomplished in a brilliant series of scenes. A follower of Monteverdi, Cavalli reveals the influence of the older man but also his own pronounced independence. Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante have become one of the most admired partnerships in the history of baroque music performance.
Video Format • NTSC / Colour / 16:9 / DVD 5 (Disc 1) & DVD 9 (Disc 2)
Audio Format • DTS 5.0 / Dolby Digital 5.0 / PCM 2.0