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Thursday at the Opera - Il Turco in Italia



Thursday at the Opera - Il Turco in Italia

Director: Guido De Monticelli

Conductor: Antonello Allemandi

With Marco Vinco, Alessandra Marianelli, Andrea Concetti, Filippo Adami, Bruno Taddia, 165’

Introduction by Deirdre O’Grady, film in Italian with English subtitles.

A poet in search of a plot, a Turk in search of an Italian wife, and a spoiled Neapolitan wife who needs to be taught a lesson. This is the subject of Rossini’s charming comedy Il Turco in Italia. In terms of character and action it owes much to the theatre of Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), the father of Italian comedy.

The opera humorously confronts Italian and Turkish customs, and parodies the Italian Cicisbeo/ Cavalier Servente, the approved gallant of aristocratic married women in eighteenth and nineteenth century Italy. With a splendid display role for soprano and delightful duets for soprano and bass, the opera concludes as a ‘School for Wives’. Fiorilla learns her lesson and Selim departs for Turkey in the company of Zaida, his former slave. This traditional production highlights character interaction in colourful staging and costuming.




Date: Thursday, December 01, 2016

Time: From 6:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organised by : IIC

In collaboration with : Rossini Opera Festival

Admission : Free