MEZZO-SOPRANO SOLOIST IN VIVALDI'S GLORIA AT CARNEGIE HALL

  • Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY, 10019 United States

NEW YORK CITY, USA: New England Symphonic Ensemble

Conducted by Giselle Elgarresta Rios 

"Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) set the Gloria text a number of times. A catalogue of his works lists three separate pieces, one of which is now lost. Vivaldi almost certainly composed this Gloria (and the others) for the girls at Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children in Venice in the early 18th century. Rediscovered in late 1920’s, this work has become the most popular of Vivaldi’s vocal works and is part of the standard oratorio repertoire."
- S. Skye Donald