The Abandoned Lover
Abandoned heroines are the central figures in a programme that features music from the Italian Baroque including Vivaldi and his contemporaries.
Abandoned heroines are the central figures in this programme, including iconic two characters from ancient Roman and Greek narratives: Dido, queen of Carthage, deserted by Aeneas in Virgil's epic The Aeneid; and the Cretan princess Arianna, left by Theseus on the island of Naxos while sleeping. Taking on these roles is the Croatian mezzo Renata Pokupić, accompanied by La Serenissima, a period-instrument ensemble that specialises in the music of Vivaldi and his contemporaries.
Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London
Presented by Martin Handley
Vivaldi: Che giova il sospirar RV679
Marcello: Arianna abbandonata S98
Alessandro Scarlatti: Notte ch'in carro d'ombre H480
Vivaldi: Concerto in A for strings and continuo RV158
Ristori: Didone abbandonata
Renata Pokupić (mezzo-soprano)
Adrian Chandler (director)