Opera & Musical Theater

Opera Cheat Sheet: Vivaldi’s Cato in Utica

A quick intro to Vivaldi’s 1737 masterpiece, this Saturday’s noon opera broadcast.

In this Opera Cheat Sheet, Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn and Eric Skelly of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra provide a quick overview of Antonio Vivaldi’s dramatization of the final defeat of the Roman Republican army, commanded by Cato, by Julius Caesar and the forces of the emerging Roman Empire in North Africa.

Tune in to Houston Public Media’s Classical 91.7 Saturday, November 14th, at noon to hear Glimmerglass Opera’s broadcast of Cato in Utica featuring Rosenberg, TX, countertenor John Holiday singing the role of Cesare (Julius Caesar).

John Holiday as Caesar in the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival production of Vivaldi’s “Cato in Utica”
John Holiday as Caesar in the 2015 Glimmerglass Festival production of Vivaldi’s “Cato in Utica”

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