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Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero

Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a performance of Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina given at the 2015 Brighton Early Music Festival.

Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina was the first opera by a woman. In the week of International Women's Day, Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a performance recorded live at last year's Brighton Early Music Festival, and is joined in the studio by musical director Deborah Roberts.

Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina

Anna Devin (soprano) - Alcina
Denis Lakey (counter-tenor) - Melissa
Nick Pritchard (tenor) - Ruggiero

Hannah Ely (soprano) - Siren
Cally Youdell (soprano) - Oreste
Camilla Harris (soprano) - First Damigella
Roberta Diamond (soprano) - Second Damigella
Nancy Cole (mezzo-soprano) - Third Damigella
Bethany Horak-Hallett (soprano) - Female Plant
James Way (tenor) - Fiume Vistola/Shepherd
Josh Cooter (tenor) - Male Plant
William Bouvel (tenor) - Astolfo
Andrew Robinson (baritone) - Male Monster

The Liberation Singers
The BREMF Renaissance Players
Deborah Roberts (musical director).

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  • Francesca Caccini

    La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina (excerpt)

    Singer: Anna Devin. Singer: Denis Lakey. Singer: Nick Pritchard. Choir: The Liberation Singers. Ensemble: The BREMF Renaissance Players. Conductor: Deborah Roberts.

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