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Singing Il Furioso: Stories of Knights, Enchanted Places, and Extraordinary Journeys of the Mind

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join the musical duo Il Ruggiero (Emanuela Marcante & Daniele Tonini) 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 (first printed in 1516) are sung and narrated on Renaissance airs and original musical intonations, intertwined with musical arrangements of madrigals and baroque operas focused on the Furioso and in dialogue with a visual imagery that binds it to the landscape and art of northern Italy.

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.

Funding for this lecture is provided by the Betty and Sanford Sigoloff Endowment for the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles.


Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM



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