A world full of playfulness and passion, fine flirtation and exemplary piety, slender silhouettes of chaste girls from Ospedale della Pietà or landscape scenery reminiscent of sunny paintings of Francesco Guardi.
All this is combined in the music of “Il Prete Rosso“ – the red-haired priest Antonio Vivaldi, Italian musical genius of the first half of the 18 th century, whose music is the programme cornerstone of the 6th Lednice-Valtice Music Festival 2021. Vivaldi’s work will be presented by some of the top ensembles from Italy, France, Spain and the Czech Republic, namely Ensemble Matheus with Jean-Christoph Spinosi, who is famous for its experimental productions at Queen Mary II or New York’s Central Park, Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi, Collegium 1704 with Václav Luks, Accademia Bizantina with the French star Delphine Galou or Collegium Marianum with Patricia Janečková. Jakub Józef Orliński, the Polish countertenor and breakdancer who is one of the most watched artists of the present, will perform in his Czech debut. The festival will present the largest and most comprehensive European exhibition of Vivaldi’s work in the new millennium and will once again connect classical music with the gems of the Lednice-Valtice area, which celebrates 25 years since its inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List this year.