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Ensemble

A Captivating Evening

Vivaldi's 'La Sena Festeggiante',
reviewed by MIKE WHEELER

 

A simple thumb-nail definition of the eighteenth-century genre of the 'serenata' might be a cross between opera, secular oratorio and cantata, performed in costume but otherwise without staging. The singers usually represent allegorical characters, and there is little or no plot. (Handel's Acis and Galatea would seem to be an exception in these two respects, though it fits the bill in others.)

Copyright © 2 August 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ANTONIO VIVALDI

FRANCE

VENICE

GILLIAN KEITH

HENRY WADDINGTON

BUXTON FESTIVAL

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

BUXTON

DERBYSHIRE

UNITED KINGDOM

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