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Ensemble Caprice

Where
Dumbarton Oaks Music Room
When
April 5  –  6, 2020
CANCELLED | Canada’s lively period-instrument orchestra performs the best of the recently unearthed opera Motezuma, by Antonio Vivaldi.

Out of an abundance of caution in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Dumbarton Oaks will cancel all public events through the end of May.

Returning to the Music Room with a team of splendid singers in tow, Canada’s lively period-instrument orchestra performs the best of the recently unearthed opera Motezuma, by Antonio Vivaldi. According to baroque music expert Kees Vlaardingerbroek, this work is the most important Vivaldi discovery in 75 years, since the popular composer’s own archives were found in the 1920s. Motezuma recounts a fictitious love story between the Aztec emperor’s daughter, Teutile, and Cortés’s brother, Ramiro.

Concerts take place on Sunday at 7:00 p.m. and Monday at 8:00 p.m.