Saturday, November 30, 2013

David Hansen Sexes Up Cavalli's 400-Year Old "Giasone"

"Cavalli’s Giasone has it all – achingly beautiful music, unimaginable tragedy, and ultimate triumph. Giasone was the most frequently performed opera of the 17th century and took its plot from the Greek myth of Jason and his search for the Golden Fleece. (Those of a certain age will remember the ABC radio program The Argonauts’ Club, also loosely based on the story of Jason.) These days Giasone is rarely performed. Our production will be the Australian premiere. Cavalli was a groundbreaking composer of opera. Giasone – at once bawdy and beautiful – will showcase the impressive talent of rising international star, David Hansen, in the title role. Oh, and it’s a little bit naughty…" [Source] One more tastefully artistic photo after the jump and a photo gallery of rehearsal photos can be seen here.

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