The role of Griselda was created by Vivaldi's protegée Anna Girò, who had started her long professional relationship with Vivaldi with her performance as the nymph Eudamia in the opera Dorilla in Tempe.
La Griselda was performed for the first time in the modern era at Buxton Opera House in 1983 since when it hasn’t received further performances in the United Kingdom. Opera Settecento’s performance is the UK premiere of the scholarly edition of La Griselda, produced by G Ricordi & Co of Milan.
The edition Opera Settecento is using was first recorded by the Vivaldi Edition on the Naïve label in 2006. Tickets are still available.