Antonio Vivaldi, L’incoronazione di Dario
Turin, Teatro Regio, 13 April 2017
A rare and witty Vivaldi for the first time on stage in Turin
There is an unusual relationship between the Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi and the city of Turin: in his lifetime, he scarcely had contacts with the fledgling capital of the Kingdom of Savoy, but fate inextricably linked the red priest to this city, now custodian of 90% of his manuscripts in the local university library.
Debuted successfully in 1717 at Sant’Angelo Theatre in Venice, The Coronation of Darius did not remain in the repertoire, as was usual in those days for an ever-curious audience, and after Vivaldi’s death, like all his works, it fell into a centuries-long oblivion…