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Il Venceslao

Photo of the entrance to Halls F and G in the MuseumsQuartier
© WienTourismus/Paul Bauer
Photo of the entrance to Halls F and G in the MuseumsQuartier

Dramma per musica in five acts
Libretto by Apostolo Zeno
Concert performance
in Italian with surtitles

{oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna
Musical direction: Martyna Pastuszka


Venetian Antonio Caldara was made first deputy kapellmeister of the court music ensemble at Vienna under Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, where he primarily wrote vocal music. He had already been in Vienna for nine years when he wrote the opera Il Venceslao in 1725. With a compositional style influenced by both the Venetian and Viennese styles, he makes the Polish ruler Wenceslaus the central figure in the work. The duke’s two sons fall unhappily in love with the same woman. The brothers fight out their rivalry in arias requiring vocal gymnastics verging on the preposterous and have the Polish Orkiestra Historyczna under the baton of Martyna Pastuszka as their seconds.

Venue

Theater an der Wien - MuseumsQuartier Halle E

Museumsplatz 1
1070 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 22 Nov 2022, 7 p.m.