I Virtuosi Italiani: Il Suono Di Vivaldi — Vivaldi Sound Project
About the Event
I Virtuosi Italiani present great masterpieces of the Italian and European baroque, always with Vivaldi and his works as a point of reference.
For an extraordinary evening of Baroque classics, visit the impressive Santa Maria della Pietà, popularly known as Vivaldi Church, in Venice, the Baroque epicentre.
You can expect 21 passionate musicians and a soloist.
Santa Maria della Pietà
The church of Santa Maria della Pietà, sometimes called 'della Visitazione', is a well‐known church in Venice, Italy. At the time of building, between 1745 andl 1760, it sat adjacent to a hospital‐orphanage called the 'Ospedale della Pietá', key to the the church's association with Vivaldi. Designed by Giorgio Massari, the building was not completed to his original plan, although this did not diminish its finished splendor. Above the entrance sits a large bas‐relief created by Marsili in 1800, representing the virtue of Charity. The frescoed ceilings and presbytery were contributed by Tiepolo, depicting Peace, Strength and the Triumph of Faith, angelic musicians and theological virtues. Works by other great artists proliferate, including 'Jesus in Simon’s house' 1544 by Alessandro Bonvicino and paintings by Piazzetta, Giuseppe Angeli, Maggiotto, and Angelo Marinetti.