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Antonio Vivaldi · Motezuma

February 14, 2020, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center $30.00

This Valentine’s Day, RK Cultural Productions and the Bach Society of Minnesota proudly present a special concert performance of “Motezuma”, a legendary Baroque opera by Italian master composer Antonio Vivaldi.


“Motezuma”, which first premiered in Venice in 1733, was loosely inspired by the historic 1519 encounters between Hernan Cortes, a Spanish conquistador, and Aztec ruler Montezuma.

The score to this fantastical opera was long considered lost until the year 2002, when a partial copy was discovered in the archives of the Sing-Akademie in Berlin. Since then, “Motezuma” has been reimagined and reconstructed by musicians and artists worldwide.

On February 14, Vivaldi’s treasured work will be brought to life in a new version completed and reconstructed by Mattias Maute, Artistic Director of the Bach Society of Minnesota. In his semi-staged production, the Aztec point of view receives an entirely new focus with a speaking role for Emperor Motezuma, played by actor Pedro Juan Fonseca.

Presented at the FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, “Motezuma” is a celebration of cultural and national collaboration. The prestigious Ensemble Caprice, a leading baroque orchestra from Montreal, will perform alongside an international cast of singers from Mexico, Spain, Canada and the United States.

The special performance will also feature a chorus of young students from local South Florida schools as part of RK Cultural Productions’ “Bach to School” outreach program.


All ages welcome! Tickets start at $30. To book, scroll below to “Tickets” section and follow prompts.

“Motezuma” is a celebration of cultural and national diversity. For this special presentation of the legendary opera, the Bach Society of Minnesota and Ensemble Caprice will be joined by a cast of international talent, and a chorus of young students from varying middle and high schools across South Florida.


Marduk Serrano Lopez,  Motezuma

Pedro Juan Fonseca,  Motezuma

Lisa Maria Rodriguez,  Teutile

Nerea Berraondo,  Mitrena

Nayelli Acevedo,  Asprano

Nelle June Anderson

Nicholas Chalmers,  Fernando

Libretto by Luigi Giusti (1709-1766)

Artistic Direction: Mattias Maute (Bach Society of Minnesota)

Collaborative Partners:  Bach Society of Minnesota, Ensemble Caprice, and Early Seattle Music

Presenter:  RK Cultural Productions

Co-sponsors:  Bach Society of Minnesota and FIU School of Music

RK Cultural Productions proudly presents “Motezuma” with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, andFlorida International University School of Music.


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February 14, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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RK Cultural Productions


FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St
Miami, FL 33172 United States
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