The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
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The Four Seasons by Vivaldi

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Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every Thursday
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Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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  • The most famous of Vivaldi's works, and revolutionary example of Italian Baroque music, performed by Opera e Lirica Academy strings quintet and harpsichord
  • Witness the evocative power of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' in Rome's Caravita Church
  • First violin: Elvin Dhimitri, an artist able to combine impassioned energy and vibrant communication
What to expect

Music representing the moods of the four seasons has always been popular, and baroque composers such as Werner and Fischer among others produced cycles of concertos representing the four seasons. But none were to do so in such precise pictorial detail as Antonio Vivaldi in his Four Seasons concerto!

The whole Baroque epoch showed a deep interest in the amazing natural changes determined by the seasons. Bernini himself represented them in his fine sculptures. Baroque art has a dramatic conception of the relationship between man and nature and between man and the universe. Galileo’s discoveries brought about a shift in the position of man, who was no longer at the center of the cosmos. As a consequence, a new attitude of awe and wonder towards the power of nature emerged.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are a symbol of his era. Not only is the feeling of astonishment conveyed by his spectacular description of nature, but also by his musical language. The composition aims at astounding the listener with unusual melodies, created through increased rhythm and higher harmonic contrast. His music is thus freer, more fluid and able to better describe the story it wishes to narrate. The scenes range from the chirp of different birds in spring, to summer storms, from fleeing foxes in autumn, to teeth chattering and rain pouring down in winter. In accordance with the highest expression of baroque concepts, nature is dramatized, and the audience feels actively involved in the rapid succession of events taking place in the work of art.

Witness the evocative power of Vivaldi's 'The Four Seasons' in Rome's Caravita Church. The most famous of Vivaldi’s works, and revolutionary example of Italian Baroque music, performed by Opera e Lirica Academy strings quintet and harpsichord.

First violin: Elvin Dhimitri
Strings quintet

Harpsichord

Elvin Dhimitri, first violin of Opera and Lirica, has been recognized as an artist who is able to combine impassioned energy and vibrant communication. He was appointed Concertmaster of the Bilkent Youth International Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He performed for Luglio Musicale Symphony Orchestra of Trapani, La Nuova Scarlatti Symphony Orchestra of Naples, Toscanini Symphony Orchestra of Parma, to mention a few. He was appointed First Violin in the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra and he has been a member of the Rome and Lazio Symphony Orchestra since 1997.

THE FOUR SEASONS:

1: Concerto No.1 in E Major, RV 269, "SPRING"
Allegro / Largo / Allegro (Pastorale dance)

2: Concerto No.2 in g minor, RV 315, "SUMMER"
Allegro non molto - Allegro / Adagio – Presto – Adagio / Presto (Summer Storm)

3: Concerto No.3 in F Major, RV 293, "AUTUMN"
Allegro (Peasant Dance and Song) / Adagio molto (Sleeping Drunkards) / Allegro (The Hunt)

4: Concerto No.4 in f minor, RV 297, "WINTER"
Allegro non molto / Largo / Allegro

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Admission ticket (seat depending on the option chosen)
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Youth (8-17) and students (18-26): reduced
    • Child (0-7) and disabled: free of charge
    Where

    Via Caravita 7, 00198 Roma

    Meeting point:

    The Caravita Church is situated in the center of Rome, between via del Corso and Pantheon. Metro: Line A Spagna Bus Line C3, 40, 53, 80, 85, 63, 70, 81, 83, 87, 160, 170, 175, 186, 271, 628, 716, 810.

    When
    • Every Thursday
    • Opening time: 8.00pm
    • Start time: 8.30pm
    • Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes
    • 1 break of ten minutes
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    Provider
    Opera e Lirica srls
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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