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Work: Il turco in Italia

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
LibrettistFelice Romani
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Even more cynical than Così! A new Turco in Italia at La Scala

Rosa Feola (Fiorilla) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala

Diego Fasolis conducts a great cast, led by Alex Esposito and Rosa Feola in a new production of Rossini’s masterpiece by Roberto Andò. 

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Rossini’s Il turco in Italia docks in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Fiorilla) and Pietro Spagnoli (Prosdocimo) © Hans Jörg Michel
In Il turco in Italia, Gioachino Rossini’s command of spiritedness and musical timing is well matched by the plot of lovers’ infidelities.
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A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Turco inspired many a great opera director in the past; understandably, as it offers plenty of splendid comic situations. Simon Phillips' hilarious 2014 production is revived by Opera Australia.
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Personenregie perfection: Garsington's Turco in Italia

Geoffrey Dolton (Geronio), Quirijn de Lang (Selim) © Alice Pennefather
Garsington's latest Rossini buffa is on the nail orchestrally, mixed vocally and one of the best pieces of acting and stage movement you'll see in opera.
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Il turco in Italia puts ashore in Bergen

Guido Loconsolo (Selim), Sylvia Schwartz (Fiorilla) © Magnus Skrede
Mark Lamos' staging is a riot of colour and movement; George Souglides gives us a masterclass in costumery; fine Italian singing illuminates this Norwegian première for Rossini's madcap Il turco in Italia.
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