Jove, disguised as Diana, with Calisto

Rehearsals for La Calisto with Hampstead Garden Opera

Joanna¬†is excited to be starting rehearsals tomorrow for Hampstead Garden Opera‘s production of La Calisto, a fantastic baroque opera by Francesco Cavalli. In a twist on the britches role, she’ll be playing a man (the god Jove or Jupiter) but disguised as a woman (the virgin huntswoman goddess Diana) in order to seduce Diana’s naive young devotee, Calisto. Performances are 25 April – 4 May at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Hampstead.