Vivaldi: Orlando 1714 at the Accademia Santa Cecilia

Orlando Furioso - Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia

Vivaldi Orlando (1714): selection

For a number of years, Federico Maria Sardelli has devoted himself to reviving the lesser- known Vivaldi repertoire – that is to say, the repertoire that does not include the famous The Four Seasons. This effort has afforded us the opportunity to enjoy selections of great beauty performed by orchestras specialized in the Baroque repertoire, like L’Accademia Barocca, created within the Accademia di Santa Cecilia symphony orchestra to stage performances as faithful as possible to the original.

On this occasion, we will be hearing the first performance of a new opera, Orlando Furioso, written in 1714. It has come down to us incomplete: only Acts I and II, unearthed through the efforts of Federico Maria Sardelli, who is also curator of the Vivaldi catalogue. An Orlando nearly fifteen years older than the 1727 one already known to us (RV 728), it is a precious survivor of Vivaldi’s early period of opera writing, and a source of important ideas for the future. Soprano Raffaella Milanesi and bass Riccardo Novaro are the soloist

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Friday 6 February


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