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Vivaldi, as never before

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A unique concert, featuring impressive 3D visual effects alongside fantastic music virtuosity finally makes it to Hungary when the “Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors” production visits Budapest on November 13.

The show is based on baroque music, albeit mixed in with some contemporary flavoring, and tells the astonishing story of the composer Antonio Vivaldi, outlining the ambitious hopes and great losses in his life.    

The concert comes to the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna as part of a world tour that has taken in Czech Republic, Turkey and Serbia, and will move on to Israel and Germany. It is due to play at London’s Apollo Theater in March 2017. “Our goal is to offer impressive music and visual experience to our audience, bringing them the masterpieces of Antonio Vivaldi, the baroque genius, in a modern approach,” say the organizers. The current “New Generation Concert” production debuted in 2015 with sold out performances in the O2 Arena, the largest concert venue in Prague. It is the work of Czech musician Michal Dvorak as producer, and librettist Tomas Belko, as well as the excellent violin virtuoso Jaroslav Sveceny. The key visual stage effects are produced by Kosuke Sugimoto. 

A special feature of the tour, making each event unique, are the local artists and acknowledged world musicians invited to join the “core” creators and performers. In Budapest, cellist Tina Guo will perform on stage. She is already well-known to the Hungarian public, as she most recently performed a concert with Hans Zimmer in the Budapest Arena. This gifted musician often takes a diversion into the world of rock, having played with bands like the Foo Fighters, as well as with stars like Al Di Meola, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder. According to the organizers’ Facebook page, she will also be playing at upcoming concerts in Riga, Latvia; Tallinn, Estonia and in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. 

For more information, and a video trailer, check out vivaldianno.cz/en or look for the Vivaldianno – City of Mirrors Facebook page.

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