The operatic work of Vivaldi remains paradoxically unknown: the extraordinary success met by a small number of concertos eclipsed a whole section of his compositions, including operas, to which he spent most of his career. From 1713 to 1741, Vivaldi gave birth to a colossal work, preserved largely in the Turin library: more than 450 manuscript compositions, mostly autographs.
Created in Verona in January 1732, for the inauguration of the Teatro Filarmonico, this opera has fallen into oblivion, despite the beauty and virtuosity of the arias. The rediscovery of the manuscript, kept in the library of Turin, made it possible to make a complete edition, unpublished, in 2004. The material of orchestra, urtext, was prepared from this manuscript. It has been revised by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, musical director of the Matheus ensemble, and Laurence Paugam (first violin of the ensemble) and recorded by this ensemble in 2008.
The orchestral material of the opera La fida ninfa is available for rent (contact us), as well as tunes, individually.
The sing - keyboard reduction, eagerly awaited by the singers, thus makes the work of the greatest number available in its complete version, as it was presented in 1732 by Vivaldi.