This is a thoroughly enjoyable, if slightly odd, production of a little performed Cavalli opera. The action takes place on a (more or less) single set but there is so much going on within that set that it never becomes boring. It is also a somewhat surprisingly sexy performance but tempered with a high degree of camp which seems to suit these sometimes rather bawdy early works. The entry of Jason and Medea on their ship at the beginning of Act 2 has to be seen to be believed - Jason's costume alone is a riot! Kudos to countertenor Christophe Dumaux for managing to encompass so many aspects to Jason's character (ridiculous, pathetic, sometimes heroic, swaggering and sexy) whilst also singing extremely well. I also very much enjoyed Katarina Bradic as a glamorous Medea (looking a bit like Minnie Driver) and Andrew Ashwin in the dual roles of Ercole and Oreste. I have absolutely no idea why Filippo Adami was costumed like a hare as Demo unless it was to illustrate his unbalanced state of mind but it just added to the overall madness of the production.
I very much enjoyed this and the running time flew by. I would recommend this DVD/Blu Ray.