Berlin sees first Vivaldi opera

Berlin sees first Vivaldi opera


norman lebrecht

November 21, 2022

Il Giustino, the first Vivaldi opera to be staged at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden, was received last night with loud cheers. The performance was driven by the Academy for Early Music Berlin and conducted by René Jacobs.

Christophe Dumaux, Kateryna Kasper, Robin Johannsen and Siyabonga Maqungo headed the cast. Jacobs cut a five-hour score to just over three.


  • M Kaznowski says:

    “Just over three hours”
    Still too long !

  • Robert Holmén says:

    A five hour score! I presume alcohol was served.