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VIVALDI: Il Giustino

CD Button Baráth, Cangemi, Vendittelli, Maas, Galou, Gäng; Giangrande, Gonzales Toro; Accademia Bizantina, Dantone. Text and translations. Naïve OP30571

BECAUSE OF A PAPAL EDICT that barred women from the stage, Vivaldi’s 1724 opera Il Giustino had its premiere in Rome with an all-male cast—seven castratos and two tenors. This treble-dominated texture...

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