Running through July and August 2022, audiences at Longborough Festival Opera can expect to see two entrancing performances exploring love, freedom and magic, as part of the emerging artist double bill.
Each season, the emerging artists programme provides vital opportunities to singers at the beginning of their careers, with Longborough committed to supporting young talent and ensuring the future of high-calibre opera performances for generations to come.
The first performance will be the complete staging of Freya Waley-Cohen’s Spell Book; audiences can look forward to hearing a dramatic song cycle that celebrates women’s hard-won freedoms, as well as addressing the injustices they are yet to overcome.
This will be followed by Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina, which translates as ‘The liberation of Ruggiero from the island of Alcina’. The performance is the earliest surviving opera composed by a woman – the story of Ruggiero’s betrayal and escape from the sorceress Alcina, with a musical style similar to Monteverdi.
Performances will take place on Thursday 28, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July, as well as Tuesday 2 August 2022.
For more information about the emerging artist double bill at Longborough Opera Festival, visit lfo.org.uk.