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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Motecuhzoma II Opera

Aloha Everyone,

Motecuhzoma II is a three acts opera  composed by Antonio Vivaldi. The first performance was in Venice at the Teatro Sant’Angelo in November 14, 1733. Then until 2002, the music was thought to be lost.

To mark the 500th anniversary of the first historical encounter of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés snd Aztec emperor Montezuma, the opera was performed in the Zocalo in Mexico City on November 8, 2019.

This masterpiece performance consisted of the Philharmonic Orchestra of México City, with the participation of Yodoquinsi group, 15 dancers and 6 soloists.

It was an impressive presentation, from the performers to choreographers, costumes and set designers, their talents collectively culminating in a memorable production. While there was Spanish subtitles, the acts sang in Mayan in Classical Nahuatl lost me completely. The subtitles were too small for me to read on my iPhone and vocalists and dancers movements on stage dominated my focus and concentration.

However to summarize, I LOVED it!!! I would like to thank Vita, who sent me the YouTube link below. Her son-in-law was involved in the photographic visuals to complement the performers on stage.
Please allocate two hours to watch:

Aloha -- Cathi