Few works of Italian Baroque composer Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) have survived, with the notable exception of the opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (The Liberation of Ruggiero from the island of Alcina), which was the first opera to gain widespread popularity. She is known as the first female composer of opera.

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Caccini, Francesca
Biographical essay, recommended books and recordings, and links. Also a bibliography.
Francesca Caccini
Biographies of the woman called "La Cecchina" (the Songird) noting abilities as vocalist, instrumentalist, and composer from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Francesca Caccini (1587-c1640)
Art song listing at recmusic.org with Italian text.
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