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Work: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)

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ComposerRossini, Gioachino (1792-1868)
PeriodRomantic
Year1813
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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BudapestL'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)

L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Máté Szabó; Hungarian State Opera; Balázs Cziegler; Anni Füzér

ViennaL'italiana in Algeri

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Vienna State Opera; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Maxim Mironov

NurembergL'italiana in Algeri

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Guido Johannes Rumstadt; Laura Scozzi; Staatstheater Nürnberg; Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon; Tal Shacham; Almerija Delic; Martin Platz

ParisL’Italienne à Alger (concert performance)

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers)
Jean-Christophe Spinosi; Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Margarita Gritskova; Maxim Mironov; Peter Kálmán; Christian Senn

EssenRossini opera gala

Rossini
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real; Ivor Bolton; Jessica Pratt; Xabier Anduaga
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Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Italiana in Salzburg

José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Cecilia Bartoli is joined by frequent collaborators Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier in a fun-filled Rossini farce full of Italian sunshine. Big grins all round. 
*****
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L’italiana in Algeri at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

Rachel Kelly (Isabella) and Leonardo Galeazzi (Mustafa) © Frances Marshall
Rachel Kelly shines in a mixed production at Lismore Castle. 
***11
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An Italian Girl full of exuberance at the Met

Ildar Abdrazakov (Mustafà) and Marianna Pizzolato (Isabella) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
A winning ensemble of singers led by James Levine makes the revival of Rossini’s early opera a success.
****1
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Faux orientalism meets La dolce vita

© Johan Persson
The away leg of Rossini's “Italian girl - Turkish guy” fixture makes for a thoroughly enjoyable evening at Garsington, without ever quite bursting into flame.
***11
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Ponnelle's L'italiana in Algeri with a veteran cast at the Vienna Staatsoper

In a city where the Vienna State Opera ball is considered the climax of the carnival season and where the local news would lend itself to great libretti (were operetta still in fashion), it is not too surprising that music and theatre performances occasionally mirror the headlines.
***11
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