High jinks in high places from the master of the Four Seasons. First time in Ireland. An opera by Vivaldi. Griselda. The complications of royal marriage. A commoner become Queen. A King obsessed with testing her virtue. The brilliance of Venice’s most famous composer brought to the opera stage.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Pre-opera talks one hour before performance. Full details to be announced.
“Griselda is one of Vivaldi’s greatest masterpieces: feel-good music that bursts with Italianate primary colours...it is the touching, heart-on-sleeve pathos of some of the slow arias which will most surprise listeners new to this music.” - Conductor, Peter Whelan
“a shocking story of a wilful king who rejects his low-born wife in an act of political manoeuvering, Griselda is a musically rich and psychologically astute work” - New York Times
“a commanding stage presence as well as an ever-flexible singer” - Opera Magazine on Katie Bray
“a light, flexible and remarkably warm tenor.” - Bachtrack on Jorge Navarro Colorad
“She appears to be comfortable in each range of her register, and navigates the weaving lines of this Baroque collection flawlessly.” - GoldenPlec on Raphaela Mangan
WITH THE IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA
Cast & Creative Team
|Gualtiero||Jorge Navarro Colorado|
|Set & Costume Designer||Katie Davenport|
|Lighting Designer||Sinéad McKenna|
|Video Designer||Jack Phelan|
|Irish Baroque Orchestra|