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Il Bajazet (Il Tamerlano)

Antonio Vivaldi
Malibran Theatre

Il Bajazet (Il Tamerlano)
by Antonio Vivaldi


After the successful series of performances staged in the previous seasons – Dorilla in Tempe (2019), Farnace (2021), Griselda (2022), and Orlando furioso (2018, 2023) – La Fenice is continuing its ex-citing rediscovery of Vivaldi’s operas. Antonio Vivaldi received the commission for Il Bajazet, RV 703 from the Verona Accademia Filarmonica, for the theatre that had just been completed, on the occasion of the 1734-1735 Carnival. Although it is described in the Ryom catalogue as a ‘tragedy to music’, this work is usually defined as a ‘pasticcio’, since in it – according to the customs of that time – arias by other composers are rearranged in other arias – specially composed or borrowed from previous works – by Vivaldi himself, who instead wrote a good part of the beautiful recitatives ex novo.

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The Opera lasts about 3 hours and 10 minutes, including two interval 


Bajazet Renato Dolcini
Tamerlano Sonia Prina
Asteria Loriana Castellano
Andronico Raffaele Pe
Irene Lucia Cirillo
Idaspe Valeria La Grotta
Mimes Giovanni Imbroglia, Marco Mantovani



La Fenice Orchestra
conductor Federico Maria Sardelli
director Fabio Ceresa
sets Massimo Checchetto
costumes Giuseppe Palella
light designer Fabio Barettin
video designer Sergio Metalli

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