Bradamante and Melissa

Bradamante in the cave with Melissa hears about her future from Merlin’s skeleton.


Bradamante arrives at an inn and seeks a servant to accompany her to Atlante’s castle.


Melissa in Merlin’s cave, summons a demon who informs her that Bradamante has lost Ruggiero, who is far away in Alcina’s island. Bradamante commands the demon to take her there.


The above excerpts from “Astolfo nell’isola di Alcina dall’Orlando Furioso” are taken from Mimmo Cuticchio: L’opera dei pupi, Sabrina Salvatorelli’s documentary on the puppet theater company Figli d’arte Cuticchio, RAI 5. (Courtesy of Giacomo Cuticchio)