Motezuma by Antonio Vivaldi 

Motezuma by Antonio Vivaldi 

Directing the Complesso Barocco and a vocal cast of specialists, Alan Curtis, one of the world's greatest experts on Vivaldi operas, brings a recently rediscovered masterpiece of the Red Priest's, offered here for the time. Motezuma, first staged at the Teatro Sant'Angelo in Venice in autumn 1733, is one of the operas of Vivaldi's full maturity. The score was long thought lost, but the fortunate rediscovery in 2002 of a large majority of the original music, some of it in fragmentary form, has allowed the expert Alessandro Ciccolini to produce a reconstruction that is reliable and true to the Venetian composer's original intentions.

It tells the gripping stories of Mitrena and Montezuma, and of Teutile and Ramiro, and particularly the trials of Fernando Cortez in conquest, set against Montezuma's love for his own people, stimulated the imaginations of many composers.


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  • Vito Priante, Mary-Ellen Nesi, Laura Cherici, Franziska Gottwald, Gemma Bertagnolli

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  • Alan Curtis

  • Motezuma opera in three acts by Antonio Vivaldi with an Italian libretto by Alvise Giusti

  • Antonio Vivaldi 

  • 02:33:11

  • Teatro Comunale di Ferrara