L'Italiana in Algeri
Opera by Rossini
From 31/03/2014 to 23/04/2014
L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an opera in two acts by Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca.
One of Rossini’s most exquisite successes : an opera buffa which has retained all its charm and humour, to as score as fresh today as it was then and characters who seem to have been born yesterday. The beautiful Isabella sails off to Algiers in search of her lover Lindoro, held prisoner by the tyrant Mustafa. However, the ship runs aground and the adventure begins... There are pirates, a seraglio, eunuchs, a palace by the sea, and the whole range of all things Turkish still in vogue during the early years of the 19th century. Above all, there is the madness which he knew how to infuse into his theatre, the sudden malfunction of the machine he himself had created, as in the crazy finale of the first act where the grand ensemble degenerates into a delirious concert of onomatopoeias.
8 rue Scribe 75009 Paris
Contact : +33 1 40 01 17 89
Price : From € 25 to 185
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