composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist
I'm currently working on a killer aria from Vivaldi's Griselda entitled Agitata da due venti. While I may not be so great at immensely expanded legato lines, virtuoso florid passages are my forte, so this aria is right up my alley. For many opera lovers, you may be intensely familiar for Cecilia Bartoli's recordings of this aria. She was, at the time, also criticised for her facial expressions whilst singing. Looking back at her performance, I personally do not notice anything out of the ordinary, but perhaps I'm guilty of the same contortions of the face, or I have gotten used to her manner of singing.
My point in bringing this us up is that I have used this aria for my next video creation. I am covering this aria with my own lyrics, and renamed it 2020 was a disaster. I think that I have a pretty complete list of all the major calamities that happened in 2020. Did I forget one after it comes out? Let me know in the comments.
This piece is extremely fun and farcical, and is meant to assuage the pain and not at all to ridicule.
Stay tuned! The youtube premiere is scheduled for December 5th, 2020 at 20:30 Amsterdam time. https://youtu.be/7V3akoC8wnU