Opera Briefs

Opera Briefs

Abbey Theatre, Tuesday 26th March - Saturday 30th March 2019

An introduction to the next generation of singers and stage technicians in the first-known opera by a female composer. Francesca Caccini: La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina.

The RIAM, in collaboration with The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art, returns to the Abbey Theatre for Opera Briefs, a creative partnership between these two dynamic educational institutions. Set on Alcina's magical island, Francesca Caccini's La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina is the first-known opera by a female composer and her only surviving opera. First performed in Florence in 1625, this pioneering composer set the libretto, derived from Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, as a “Balletto in Musica” mixing music, drama and dance.

The story was later the inspiration for operas by Vivaldi, Handel and Haydn. The music is a glorious mixture of choruses, arias, recitatives and madrigals. #OperaBriefs


Date:
Tuesday 26th March - Saturday 30th March 2019
Time:
6.30pm
Price:
€13 | €25
Address:
Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, Ireland

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