04 Oct 2005
Opera lovers discovering Vivaldi's vigor
His many restless scores have burst onto the scene.
By David Patrick Stearns [Philadelphia Inquirer, 2 October 2005]
Antonio Vivaldi's desperate final year was spent far from home, trying to establish himself in Vienna. He was banned from his artistic stronghold in Ferrara because word was out that this ordained priest had a longstanding relationship with his leading soprano.