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Vivaldi's 'Motezuma,' lost, found, restored, re-imagined
Vivaldi's 'Motezuma,' lost, found, restored, re-imagined

Call it a musical homecoming more than 275 years in the making. Antonio Vivaldi's "Motezuma," first performed in 1733 in Venice, was long considered a lost opera, its score having vanished, like so many other works of that era, into the void of history. But in 2002, a German musicologist discovered an incomplete copy in Berlin, and since then various reconstructed versions of "Motezuma" have been performed across Europe. Now, this legendary Baroque opera -- which tells the story of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés and his relationship with the titular Aztec emperor -- is finally making landfall on the very continent that its characters so gloriously...

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