The Royal Irish Academy of Music in collaboration with The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin in association with the Abbey Theatre

Opera Briefs


26 - 30 March 2019

Booking Information


Dates: 26 – 30 March
On the Peacock Stage

Time: 6.30pm

Tickets: €25 / Conc. €13

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Early Bird tickets available until 15 February.

To book for a group of 6+ call (01) 87 97 212

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.

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Credits

  • Conductor: David Adams
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