Alcine by André Campra


'''''Alcine''''' (English: ''Alcina'') is an opera by the French composer André Campra. It takes the form of a ''tragédie en musique'' in a prologue and five acts. The libretto, by Antoine Danchet, is based on Cantos IV, VI and VII of Ariosto's epic poem ''Orlando furioso'' and tells of the love of the enchantress Alcine (Alcina) for the paladin Astolphe (Astolfo).