The double life of Antonio Vivaldi

Arion offers an exploration of the multiple facets of the double life led by Vivaldi throughout his career in Venice the Serenissima: between musical director of the orphanage for young girls La Pietà and producer of operas at Teatro Sant’Angelo

between darkness and light, sacred and profane music, vocal and instrumental pieces. This program features the virtuoso of the recorder Vincent Lauzer and charming mezzo-soprano Meg Bragle.


Concert program

La double life of Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)


Concerto RV 443 in G major for soprano recorder, stings and basso continuo



            Allegro molto


Air  Così potessi anch'io from the opera Orlando Furioso  

Voice, strings and basso continuo


Concerto RV 441in C minor for alto recorder, strings and basso continuo     

            Allegro non molto




Air Sol da te mio dolce amore from the opera Orlando Furioso

Voice, flute, strings and basso continuo



Concerto RV 444 in C major for sopranino recorder, strings and basso continuo

            Allegro non molto


            Allegro molto





Concerto RV 439 in G minor La Notte, for alto recorder, strings et basso continuo


            Fantasmi – Presto – Largo





Nisi Dominus, RV 608 (psaume 126) in G minor, for voice, viol, strings and basso continuo

Concert date

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 19:00
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 16:00
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 14:00

Guest Artist(s)

Test alt

Alexander Weimann


Alexander Weimann has established a reputation as one of the leading harpsichordist and ensemble leaders of his generation. He has performed in concert and at prominent festivals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, and is...

See the full biography of Alexander Weimann
Test alt

Vincent Lauzer

Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University, where he studied with Matthias Maute. He has won several first prizes in regional and provincial competitions...

See the full biography of Vincent Lauzer
Test alt

Meg Bragle

Widely praised for her musical intelligence and “expressive virtuosity”(San Francisco Chronicle), Meg Bragle is quickly earning an international reputation as one of today’s most gifted mezzo-sopranos.

 As a featured soloist with ...

See the full biography of Meg Bragle