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Vivaldi was ordained a priest, but he eschewed the altar for the opera stage and set up home with his favourite soprano and her sister. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Vivaldi: Gloria RV589 (opening)
John Alldis Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Vittorio Negri

Vivaldi: La fida ninfa (trio from Act 1)
Sandrine Piau (soprano, Licori), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto, Elpina), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor, Narete), Ensemble Matheus, directed by Jean-Christophe Spinosi

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso: Act II Scene 11: Cosi potessi anch'io
Jennifer Larmore (mezzo, Alcina), Ensemble Matheus, directed by Jean-Christophe Spinosi

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor RV445
Michala Petri (sopranino recorder), I Solisti Veneti, directed by Claudio Scimone

Vivaldi: Laudate pueri, Dominum RV601.
Catherine Bott (soprano), Stephen Preston (flute), The Purcell Quartet.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 30 Dec 2015 12:00

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