18.09.14 19.00, Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ; £20-£35


UK premiere of the scholarly edition Vivaldi’s Griselda. Opera Settecento has assembled a cast of three young singers with huge potential alongside three singers of international renown. ‘We hear arias whose texts refer to storms, birds, arrows, and sleep, each with appropriate musical illustrations familiar from Vivaldi’s concertos… In many Baroque operas, the recitatives slow the action down, but in Griselda, we hang on every word and every note. This opera does not have a single tedious phrase in it.’ (Raymond Tuttle)


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