A unique and unprecedented festival of the music of Antonio Vivaldi in the city where he was born and worked for most of his career.
Seven private concerts, ranging from small-scale concerti to an opera and an oratorio, in appropriate and beautiful halls and churches in Venice.
Participating ensembles are among the world leaders in performance of Vivaldi and Italian Baroque – Il Giardino Armonico (Giovanni Antonini, director), Modo Antiquo (Federico Sardelli), La Serenissima (Adrian Chandler), Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca (Giorgio Fava). Soloists include Lucy Crowe (soprano), Hilary Summers (alto), Adrian Chandler (violin), Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder), Peter Whelan (bassoon) and many others – all to be confirmed by the end of 2016.
Talks on music and eighteenth-century Venice by Richard Wigmore and Professor Tim Blanning, and optional walks in the company of art historians.