Vivaldi: Agitata da due venti ('Griselda')
With Julia Lezhneva (soprano) and Michael Antonenko (piano). Live on In Tune.
Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva specialises in soprano and coloratura mezzo-soprano music of the 18th and early 19th century. Premiered in Venice in 1735, Vivaldi's opera Griselda is based on an episode from Boccaccio's The Decameron - the opera only reached Britain in 1983. Two arias from it, including Agitata da due venti, are now popular virtuoso showpieces.