Get to know the wonderful music of Vivaldi that goes beyond the familiar compositions we hear on television commercials, and the repeating hold music on the phone! ♪♫♬

Vivaldi, Vivaldi, Vivaldi!

It is probable you are already very familiar with this composer who in Venice was the rock star of his time! This is because he was also an exceptional musician, more specifically a violinist, in addition to being a composer (even if there is an ubiquitous joke often attributed to a quote made by Igor Stravinsky, notwithstanding Vivaldi’s countless compositions, that he actually only wrote one concerto that was varied four hundred times). And hence, the reason why most of his repertoire was written for violin is because it was his musical instrument!

However, “the Red Priest” didn't focus exclusively on instrumental music, as he also dedicated himself to the composition of operas. It was in the course of rediscovery that many of his operatic works were brought to light, long after that of his instrumental music. Among his best known operas are "Il Giustino", with its most famous arias "Vedro' col mio diletto" and "L'Orlando Furioso. Recently, the "Dorilla in Tempe" was staged at the Malibran Theatre in Venice! Our program this week features arias from three other operas: "La Griselda", "Farnace" and "L'Olimpiade". These three operas all share one thing in common; they were all performed for the first time here in Venice, at the Teatro Sant'Angelo (which unfortunately no longer exists).

Similar to our concert series featuring J.S. Bach, this week we are offering a program that is dedicated entirely to our beloved Venetian composer. Because in all honesty, Venice (and possibly the world) wouldn’t be what it is without him!




Concerto for Strings and Harpsichord in G major, RV146

Allegro, Andante e sempre piano, Presto

“Agitata da due venti" from La Griselda, RV 718
Aria for Soprano, Strings and Basso continuo

Concerto in D major, RV 93
per Lute, two Violins and Basso continuo


Concerto for Strings and Harpsichord in E minor, RV 134

Allegro moderato, Andante, Allegro

“Gelido in ogni vena” from Il Farnace, RV 711
Aria for Soprano, Strings and Basso continuo

Concerto for Strings and Harpsichord in C minor, RV 120

Allegro non molto, Largo, Allegro

“Siam navi all’onde algenti" from Olimpiade, RV 725
Aria for Soprano

2019 Calendar

Now available on our website the 2019 calendar with details on our upcoming concerts! To see the concert lineup and book your tickets click here.
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