Francesca Cassinari – soprano
Alena Dantcheva – soprano
Massimo Altieri – tenor
Caroline Ritchie – viella da braccio
Teodoro Baù – viella de gamba
Michele Pasotti – lute & musical direction
The La Fonte Musica is a vocal-instrumental ensemble that specialises in repertoire from the late middle ages. This programme, Enigma Fortuna (Destiny’s Enigmas), centres on the ballate by Antonio Zacara da Teramo. This composer was small in stature and missing a considerable number of fingers and toes, but his lyrics are anything but melancholy. At times there’s even a hint of sharp satire.