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Singing Il Furioso: Stories of Knights, Enchanted Places, and Extraordinary Journeys of the Mind
Join the musical duo Il Ruggiero for a performance of music, words and images that gives the poetry of Ludovico Ariosto a new musical life. The stories and unforgettable characters of Orlando Furioso (1516) are sung and narrated as Renaissance airs, madrigals, and arias based on the story.
Singers, flutist, harpsichordist and narrators: Emanuela Marcante and Daniele Tonini.
Music from Il palagio d’Atlante (Atlante’s Palace, 1642) by Luigi Rossi, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina (The Liberation of Ruggiero from the Island of Alcina, 1625) by Francesca Caccini, Orlando Furioso (1727) by Antonio Vivaldi, Orlando (1733) and Alcina (1735) by G.F. Händel.
Concept, direction, and visual design by Emanuela Marcante and Daniele Tonini.
Musical arrangements by Emanuela Marcante. Texts from Orlando Furioso shown in English translation.
A second performance will be held at the Italian Cultural Institute on Thursday, October 27.
More information about the performers Il Ruggiero is at http://www.ilruggiero.it/.
Advance registration not required. No fee. Limited seating.