Opera Begins Here – Exploring Cavalli’s Calisto
Jove, ruler of the gods, sets his sights on the beautiful nymph Calisto. But she—a devotee of the goddess Diana—is sworn to die a virgin. Undeterred, Jove hatches a plan to wend his way into her heart (and her bed) by donning a Diana-like disguise. But when Jove’s wife catches wind of the scheme, neither god nor mortal can know how far her fury will go.
Cincinnati Opera presents La Calisto, its first-ever Baroque opera, from July 17-27. In this special program for 90.9 WGUC, Cincinnati Opera Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director Evans Mirageas explores opera’s Baroque beginnings and previews La Calisto.