ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741): Argippo, RV Anh. 137.
Catalogue Number: 01W015
Description: The nineteenth opera of this series is a pasticcio. Composed in 1730 for Vienna and Prague, certainly deserves to escape from the oblivion it fell into after the loss of Vivaldi’s score. A meticulous work of reconstruction led by Bernardo Ticci, expert in every detail concerning Vivaldi’s music, explored several sources dispersed throughout Eastern Europe: the libretti of two productions, a collection of arias, and an anonymous opera supplemented with arias by Galeazzi, Pescetti, Hasse, Fiorè, Porpora and Vinci. This is the version of the pasticcio recreated and recorded here. 2 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Emőke Baráth, Marie Lys (sopranos), Delphine Galou, Marianna Pizzolato (contraltos), Luigi De Donato (bass), Europa Galante; Fabio Biondi.