Rossini wrote L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) when he was 21, saying that he composed the opera in 18 days. The music is characteristic of Rossini’s style, remarkable for its fusion of sustained, manic energy with elegant, pristine melodies. The work was first performed at the Teatro San Benedetto, Venice on May 22, 1813, the same year that Verdi and Wagner were born. It was a notable success for the young composer.
The music is gorgeous and sparkles with wit and melody. The finale of the first act can be considered the invention of slapstick comedy par excellence. Rossini’s fusion of melody, comedy, and vocal fireworks make L’Italiana in Algeri one of opera’s best loved comedies and have established its permanent place in the operatic canon.
August 10, 12 and 13, 2023
Sung in Italian, with English supertitles to enhance audience appreciation.
Tickets will be available starting January 1, 2023.
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