Vivaldi – Farnace – Gelido in Ogni Vena – Bartoli, Mezzo-soprano

Unbelievable… Listening Cecilia Bartoli singing Gelido in Ogni Vena must be on your 10 Things To Do Before You Die list… Farnace, with music by Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), received its first performance in 1727 at the Teatro Sant’Angelo in Venice. Popular at the time, and revived with great success at the Sporck theater in Prague in 1730, Vivaldi’s Farnace (RV 711) slipped into oblivion until the last quarter of the 20th century when it emerged from obscurity. – Cecilia Bartoli WikipediaCecilia Bartoli Facebook

The english subtitles change the order of the words. “Sangue“, coming back again and again means “blood” in Italian.

Gelido in ogni Vena
scorrer mi sento il sangue
L’ombra del figlio e sangue
L’ombra del figlio e sangue