Alcina and Ruggiero: Sorceress and Knight
Taught by professional musicians and dance/drama teachers, the Music Discovery Workshop is a one-week summer day camp for children ages 7–15. Each summer campers explore early music and history through instrument classes, ensembles, dance, and a theater project that involves the entire workshop community. Instruments: violin, viola, cello, viola da gamba, and harpsichord. In summer 2013 we focus on George Frideric Handel’s England. Our play brings to life the tale of the sorceress Alcina and the knight Ruggiero in drama, dance, and song. Music Discovery campers perform music from Handel's opera Alcina and others of his works, as well as music by Italian composer Francesca Caccini, who set the Alcina story before Handel.