“The festival could not have launched it’s 20th anniversary in more triumphant fashion”


“The performance…is an object lesson in how to do this type of work. Biondi’s conducting is by turns witty, sexy and full of pathos… Fabulous, every second of it! ”

The Guardian
October 2012

“La partition de L’oracolo étant perdue mais le livret de 1742 conservé, Fabio Biondi a osé une formidable reconstitution à partir de La Merope de 1734, les solutions sont des plus convaincantes.
Europa Galante est en grande forme. Une réussite”

Octobre 2012


“simply outstanding…Europa Galante give a spirited, vivacious interpretation, led magnificently by her founder. I would give it ten out of ten and I intend to listen it over and over again”

Music Web International
For this world-premiere recording of L’oracolo in Messenia, an opera Vivaldi revised for Vienna in 1740 after its premiere in 1737 in Venice, Vivaldi expert Fabio Biondi has reconstructed the work from literary and musical sources. He leads this triumphant performance, which opened the 2012 Resonanzen festival in the Austrian capital. “An exquisite line-up of singers … the powerful, trumpeting mezzo of Ann Hallenberg … Vivica Genaux, lavishly deploying her vocal splendour on lyrical music … the special virtuosity of Julia Lezhneva with her almost bird-like fluency.” (Die Presse, Vienna)
Ann Hallenberg – Merope
Vivica Genaux – Epitide
Julia Lezhneva – Trasimede
Romina Basso – Elmira
Fraziska Gottwald – Licisco
Zavier Sabata – Anassandro
Magnus Staveland – Polifonte