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Huelgas Ensemble | Ensemble Officium | Ludovice Ensemble

La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina

13 September 2015

Schedule: 05PM

Main Auditorium

Age: +6


    1st Stalls  25 €
    2nd Stalls 20 €
    Laterals 15 €
    Reduced Mobility 15 €
    Central Boxes 20 €
    Lateral Boxes 17,5 €
    Lateral Circle 12,5 €
    1st Circle 15 €
    2nd Circle 10 €
    Balconies 7,5 €

    25% discount for under 25 years and over 65 (only for tickets comprising 2nd Stalls and Lateral Circle)
    20% discount for groups of 10-50 people
    5% discount for FNAC card holders (valid in the Main Auditorium and Small Auditorium)
    € 5 tickets for students or professionals working in the area of arts (this discount applies only to CCB productions and the tickets must be purchased at CCB’s ticket office – there is a limited number of this kind of tickets)
    CCB Friend Card discounts


In the words of the conductor Paul van Nevel, the opera La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina is an “almost unknown opera”, but also “a milestone in Italian music from the first half of the 17th century”. Written by Francesca Caccini, the first woman to compose an opera, with a libretto by Ferdinando Saracinelli, this work had its première on 3 February 1625, at Villa di Poggio Imperiale, in Florence, on the occasion of the visit of Prince Wladyslaw Vasa, the heir to the Polish throne at that time. The work had been commissioned by the Grand Duchess of Tuscany, Maria Maddalena of Austria (who had married Cosimo de’ Medici), and, with this opera, whose libretto is full of references to both local and international political contexts of that time, her main aim was to make the Polish Crown Prince marry her daughter. At the CCB, the opera will be played by the Huelgas Ensemble, conducted by Paul van Nevel, and by the Ludovice Ensemble.

Huelgas Ensemble
Ensemble Officium
Ludovice Ensemble
Paul van nevel conductor

Francesca Caccini La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (1625)

Production | CCB

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