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Bampton Opera Salieri 'At the Venice Fair' Ensemble

Bampton Classical Opera – Salieri’s At the Venice Fair

Salieri’s sixth opera, La fiera di Venezia (1772) is set during Venice’s famous Ascension Day ceremony (the Festa della Sensa) rather than at carnival time earlier in the year and is rendered here as At the Venice Fair in Gilly French and Jeremy Gray’s translation, updating some of its references and idioms. The librettist, incidentally, was the brother of Luigi

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