A3 poster to celebrate the life and work of Italian composer Francesca Caccini.
Her opera, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina is the earliest surviving opera written by a woman (it was performed in Florence in 1625).
She was an influential figure in the Medici court where people from music, art and science met, and influenced one another, Galileo was a contemporary of hers.
She was a pioneer and became one of the most influential female European composers, but very little of her music survives. As well as being a composer she was also a poet, music teacher, lutenist (she was the highest paid musician in the Medici court) and renowned singer (her nickname was ‘the songbird’).
Commissioned by Substrakt to celebrate this important female figure.