The present reduction derives from the critical edition of the score of La Gloria E Imeneo, published in this catalogue. The opera belongs to a group of the so-called ‘French serenatas’ by Antonio Vivaldi, namely a series of works composed and performed between the mid-1710s and mid- 1720s of the eighteenth century in celebration of important recurrent and non-recurrent events relating to the Kingdom of France and its diplomatic representatives resident in Italy.
This serenata was indeed commissioned from Vivaldi by the French ambassador in Venice, Jacques-Vincent Languet, Count of Gergy, on the occasion of the wedding of Louis XV to the Polish princess Maria Leszczyska, and was performed during a festa that took place in the ambassador’s garden on the evening of 12 September 1725.
This edition is based on the autograph score held by Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria of Turin. It includes a brief Introduction and a critical apparatus that records all the variants between the autograph score and the secondary collate sources.