Pacific Opera Project to Present US Premiere of Vivaldi’s ‘Ercole su’l Termodonte’

Pacific Opera Project (POP) will present the US premiere of Vivaldi’s rare opera, “Ercole su’l Termodonte,” written in 1723, 300 years after its original premiere. The show will run from Jan. 6-21, 2023. Featured vocalists include tenors Logan Webber and Manfred Anaya; sopranos Janet Todd, Véronique Filloux, and Audrey Yoder;  mezzo-soprano Meagan Martin; and countertenors Michael Skarke and Kyle Tingzon. {…}

Anthony Roth Costanzo to Star in Chamber Music Society’s ‘Handel and Vivaldi’ Concert

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo will headline the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Handel and Vivaldi” concert. The showcase, which will feature a number of concertos and arias from both composers, will also include such vocal works as “Pena tiranna” from “Amadigi di Gaula,” “Quella fiamma” from “Arminio,” and “Vivi, tiranno” from “Rodelinda.” Joining the opera star will be harpsichordist {…}

Cathedral of St. John the Divine Announces Star-Studded Holiday Concerts

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will celebrate the Christmas season with two concerts on December 9 and 10. The showcases, which will be conducted by Kent Tritle, Director of Music for The Cathedral and Bryan Zaros, Associate Director of Music and Choirmaster, will feature  Vivaldi’s “Magnificat,:  Yshani Perinpanayagam’s “In Bethlehem above,”and Sheena Philips’ “The Christmas Bird.” Additionally, the {…}

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 2021 Review: Juditha Triumphans

(Photo: Musacchio, Ianniello e Pasquini) As part of its 2021-22 concert series the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia brought together an impressive cast which included baroque specialists Vivica Genaux and Ann Hallenberg for a performance of Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio “Juditha Triumphans,” under the direction of the Vivaldi specialist Federico Maria Sardelli. Written in 1716 to a libretto by Giacomo {…}