Vivaldi, Antonio (opera) (Lucio)
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(b Venice, March 4, 1678; d Vienna, 27/July 28, 1741). Italian composer and violinist. Although most celebrated for his 500-odd concertos, he was one of the most successful opera composers in the Italy of his day.
Vivaldi was the first son of Giovanni Battista Vivaldi, a Brescian barber who became a professional violinist at St Mark’s, Venice, in ...