There's a new group in town, Ars Minerva, which will be presenting Ventian music of the 17th and 18th centuries; they're calling this the Carnival Series.
Their first performances are in about a month. They'll be performing La Cleopatra, which they're calling a modern world premiere. It probably is!
It's by Daniele da Castrovillari, with the libretto by Giacomo dall'Angelo, and was first performed in1662 at Venice's Teatro San Angelo. Here are the performance details: