She admits: "To imagine Antonio Vivaldi behind a desk, signing contracts, struggling with money problems, bad press and everything that could make life a small independent theater at the time, it's quite unusual." Yet it is this little-known facet of the Red Priest that Adèle Charvet was interested in for the needs of her second album, at Alpha. After paying tribute to the Anglo-Saxon culture of her childhood in Long Time Ago, the mezzo, who inherited from her father (the composer and radio producer Pierre Charvet) the art of storytelling, has just published Teatro Sant'Angelo.
A fascinating dive into the life and repertoire of this small private Venetian theater, now disappeared, inaugurated at the end of the seventeenth century and located in the square of the same name - equidistant from the Rialto and the Basilica of San Marco. It was there that Vivaldi and his father acted as impresario in 1705. Naturally producing some of its own...
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