VIVALDI, A.: Farnace (Il) (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2013)


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Farnace, RV 711

Venue: Teatro Comunale, Florence
Playing Time: 02:31:27
Catalogue Number: 37670
UPC: 8007144376703

Il Farnace is the most written and re-proposed of Antonio Vivaldi's operas, it's like a beloved child who worries his father, and to whom the parent always wants to give the best. Versions of Farnace, two in 1727 and one each in 1730, 1731 and 1732, had been conceived and adapted to the different circumstances for Venice, Prague, Pavia and Mantua, always with a cast to Vivaldi's satisfaction and with the composer in control of the production.

The greatest appreciation of Vivaldi's operatic music was expressed in a letter by a spectator of the 1727 Carnival season, the abbot Antonio Conti. He wrote to Madamde de Caylus that of all the operas of the Venice season he like best Farnace because its music was very varied, "between the sublime and the tender", and because Vivaldi's pupil worked wonders.

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