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The present reduction derives from the critical edition of the score; published in this catalog in November 2019. Antonio Vivaldi's La Dorilla; a heroic-pastoral opera on a libretto by Antonio Maria Lucchini; was premiered at the Teatro Sant Angelo in Venice on 6 November 1726. Six years later it was revived in a much shortened and altered form at the Sporck Theatre in Prague. In 1734 it returned for the last time to the Venetian stage at the Teatro Sant Angelo; where; despite being greatly revised; it was once again successful. Many of its recitatives had been shortened and several arias replaced; some with movements borrowed from other operas by Vivaldi and some with arias taken from ones by other composers; such as Johann Adolf Hasse; Geminiano Giacomelli; Domenico Sarro and Leonardo Leo. The adaptation was the work of the Venetian man of letters Bartolomeo Vitturi; who adjusted the libretto with the precise aim of satisfying the demands of the public; which wished to hear the most famous pieces by the composers who were fashionable in those years. This vocal-score edition includes a synthetic introduction of the historical context; the description of the main source employed and a choice of the critical Notes to the musical text.