La Riturnella

Musica Antica Rotherhithe present a programme of arias and duets by three generations of Italian composers: Claudio Monteverdi, his student and successor as the greatest living composer of his time, Francesco Cavalli, and his student and most famous female composer of the age, Barbara Strozzi. The music of three composers who made their names in Venice is paired with beautiful and rarely-heard Calabrian folk songs of the period.


This performance also celebrates the release of ‘Arias, Duets and Ensembles from the operas of Francesco Cavalli’, edited and translated by director Oliver Doyle, and made available for free through the generosity of the Cavalli Charity. 


'Handsomely recommended'
Roderic Dunnett - The Church Times


'Courage well-rewarded'
Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill


'Long may Musica Antica continue to unearth these rare treasures and perform them with style and beauty.'
Owen Davies - Plays to See

Musica Antica


Jessica Eucker soprano
Camilla Seale mezzo-soprano

ilana Cravitz & Maxim del Mar violin

Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

Peter Martin theorbo

Oliver Doyle harpsichord

Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)

Prologue to L’Ormindo


Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)

Lagrime Mie


Francesco Cavalli

Sinfonia from Ercole Amante


Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 – 1651)

Figlio, Dormi


Francesco Cavalli

Mia Speranza from L’Elena 


Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)

Sinfonia from L’Orfeo


Francesco Cavalli

Ecco l’Idolo Mio from L’Elena


Tarantella del Gargano & La Riturnella

Claudio Monteverdi

Pur ti Miro from La Coronazione di Poppea

Sunday 21st February 2020 at 8pm

Streamed live from the stage of Sands Films

@Musica Antica 2020

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