79. La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (Francesca Caccini)

Commedia in musica: Prologue and 4 scenesComposer: Francesca CacciniLibretto: Ferdinando Saracinelli, based on Ariosto’s Orlando FuriosoFirst performed: Villa di Poggio Imperiale, Florence, 3 February 1625 ★★★ This morning, we talked about the first opera written by a non-white / non-European: Carlos Gomes' Il Guarany. Here's the first opera composed by a woman, and (possibly) the first opera to … Continue reading 79. La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (Francesca Caccini)