Vivaldi’s Motezuma at FIU

Please join us for this rare opportunity to hear Vivaldi’s recently rediscovered opera Motezuma, which first premiered in Venice in 1733 and was loosely inspired by the historic 1519 encounters between Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador, and Aztec ruler Montezuma. The performance of this semi-staged opera in collaboration with the Bach Society of Minnesota provides us with a glimpse of Vivaldi’s perspective on the settlement of the New World. This is the first of two Spring 2020 co-productions presented by the FIU School of Music and RK Cultural Productions. Mark your calendars for our second event, a performance by the celebrated Venice Baroque Orchestra on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.