La Liberazione di Ruggiero
composer Francesca Caccini
directed and choreographed by Sarah Young
La MaMa Experimental Theatre - August 2019
Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble
Sarah Young, Stage Director
Charles Weaver, Conductor and Music Director
Joo Kim, Scenic Designer
Dante Olivia Smith, Lighting Designer
Claire Townsend, Costume Designer
Photos by Brian Long
The first surviving opera written by a woman, this tale of sorceresses facing off over the fate of a captured Knight is full of magic, fun, and wonder. Part of the Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble 2019 Voices from the Tower Festival.
"A ravishing performance"
"The dancing (choreographed by Sarah Young) within the Dell’Arte production was entrancing. The choreography gave the entire production an ethereal and magical essence."
"The love scene ... was a magnificent, sensual ballet"
Chris Ruel - Opera Wire