La concordia de’ pianeti: Imperial flattery set to Baroque splendor in Amsterdam

Caldara: La concordia de’ pianeti

Concertgebouw, 28 April 2018

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Carestini, who created the part of Apollo. Detail from The Toilette (1734) by William Hogarth.

One trusts the banquet following the world premiere of La concordia de’ pianeti proffered some spicy flavors, because Pietro Pariati’s text is so cloying it causes violent stomach-churning. In contrast, Antonio Caldara’s music sparkles and dances like a blaze of crystal chandeliers.

Full review on Opera Today.

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