Musica Antica present La Riturnella, live stream from Sands Films Studios 21 Feb 2021

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. 

While tickets are FREE, donations of any size are welcome to support the work of our Musicians, The Vortex Jazz Club and Sands Films Studios, and go a long way in helping us continue presenting similar events. if you feel able to make a donation, please add the amount of your choosing when selecting tickets.


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

Musica Antica Rotherhithe

  • Camilla Seale, soprano
  • Jessica Eucker, Soprano
  • Maxim del Mar & Ilana Cravitz, violin
  • Harry Buckoke, viola da gamba
  • Peter Martin, theorbo
  • Oliver Doyle, harpsichord 

Cavalli, Monteverdi, Barbara Strozzi & Calabrian folk songs


Sunday 21st February 2021, 8pm

  • Jessica Eucker soprano
  • Camilla Seale mezzo-soprano
  • ilana Cravitz & Maxim del Mar violin
  • Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
  • Peter Martin theorbo
  • Oliver Doyle
Musica Antica present La Riturnella

About Mvsica Antica Rotherhithe

Musica Antica Rotherhithe was founded in 2016 by local musicians Oliver Doyle and Jessica Eucker, with the aim of bringing regular performances of Early Music to SE16.

While specialising in the performance of 17th Century chamber music, their repertoire extends into opera, and to the works of composers writing in the High-Late Middle Ages, often overlooked in programmes today

The concert will take place at the Holy Trinity Church in Rotherhithe. As ever, Home-infused Gins, wine and beer will be available before the performance and during the interval, the proceeds of which support Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe

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