Another Vivaldi opera enters the discography, and this one’s a beauty. Based on a story in Boccaccio’s Decameron, with a libretto by Apostolo Zeno revised by. Vivaldi’s genius came to full fruition in his masterpiece Griselda. The story of Patient Griselda, taken from The Decameron, is an uncomfortable one for modern . Griselda was first performed at Venice’s Teatro di San Samuele during spring Apostolo Zeno’s libretto, based on a tale from Boccacio’s Decameron, was .

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One imagines the stronger musical sense that Alessandrini, Dantone or Sardelli might have brought to Griselda.

These are “Agitata da due venti” from act 2 and “Dopo un’orrida procella” from act 3. This is the proof Gualtiero has been waiting for. Vocally, she is quite an actress too. Grimani, the 18th-century equivalent of Cameron Mackintosh, aware that vivldi sales in his group of theatres were falling whereas Vivaldi, now in his fifties, had enjoyed considerable success at theatres in Verona and Vicenza, finally vivalldi him into the fold. Her resilience is admirable, yet the extent of her suffering reveals a complex ambiguity: Orchestra of the Antipodes.

In the title role, mezzosoprano Caitlin Hulcup was outstanding. Griselda “, review of the Naxos recording on musicalcriticism.

The court noble Ottone, who desires Griselda, promises to kill Gualtiero if she will love him instead. Spinosi has taken a hit in some quarters for tempos that are too fast and an overall style that is too aggressive. Compositions grisrlda Antonio Vivaldi. Samuele theatre in Usually sung by a woman in the few modern productions there have been, we cast the amazing David Hansen in the soprano role of the villain Ottone.

The proposed bride is in fact Costanza, who is unaware of her true parentage and unknown to Griselda. Even though he had begun his career as an instrumentalist and pedagogue, his sensational debut as an opera composer in in Vicenza, with Ottone friselda villa, inaugurated a prolific vocation in the profitable field of dramma per musica, the theatrical genre most beloved of 18th-century gfiselda.


Griselda was first performed at Venice’s Teatro di San Samuele during spring By no means a humble man, he flaunted his formidable virtuosity, exaggerated his productivity, and boasted endlessly of his welldeserved international reputation. If there’s not much respite in this recording, Vivaldi has to share at least some of the blame with Spinosi, the Ensemble Matheus, and the cast. A librettist called Domenico Lalli, an administrator connected to the Grimani operations, resigned.

Corrado allows Griselda one last moment to bid her son Everardo farewell. By using this site, you vivald to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The young, happening poet, Goldoni was employed to bring the libretto up-to-date.

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Because it’s not at all a masculine sound, perhaps it was wise to cast him as the relatively passive Roberto. Vivaldi crater Vivaldi Glacier. Vivalfi, still not satisfied, pledges Griselda to Ottone.

There’s no denying that this is an electrified and electrifying performance, and I can see where his detractors are coming from, without agreeing with them.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Another Vivladi opera enters the discography, and this one’s a beauty.

Among the men, Philippe Jaroussky is the stand-out. Fortunately, the ending is happy, and Gualtiero’s love for the always loyal Griselda is justified and restored. Furthermore, it is revealed that he never intended to friselda Costanza anyway, because she is his daughter by Griselda!

Other characters in the opera are equally driven: Costanza arrives and finds herself strangely drawn to Griselda; she begs Gualtiero to let her employ Griselda as her maid. Vivaldi’s genius came to full fruition in his masterpiece Griselda. Even so, recent research has linked Vivaldi as composer or impresario to around 67 different productions, with around 50 original settings; such figures make him the most productive opera composer of the period after Alessandro Scarlatti.


She is in love with Corrado’s younger brother, Roberto, and the thought of being forced to marry Gualtiero drives her to despair. She displayed excellent clarity of articulation and superb dynamic control. The opera’s subject material was appropriate, as it was with Griselda that Vivaldi, formerly considered too “plebeian” to be heard in most vivalldi the Venetian theaters, finally got his foot in the door, thanks to political and artistic changes occurring at that time.

Griselda returns to her home in the vkvaldi where she is pursued by the villainous courtier Ottone, who is completely besotted with her and has surreptitiously fomented the popular uprisings in order to derail her marriage.


At this point, Gualtiero embraces her, having demonstrated her virtue to the rebellious people, and takes her back as his wife. Vivaldk the Program including libretto. Veronica Cangemi provides some relaxed, attractive coloratura.

Retrieved from ” https: ACT 3 Griselda overhears Costanza and Roberto declaring their love for each other; furious at their betrayal of Gualtiero, she launches into a tirade of reproaches, but when Gualtiero arrives, he tells Griselda the matter is none of her business, and orders her to serve Costanza without question, even if she is dallying with Roberto.