Thursday Opera Matinee - Rossini's Il Turco In Italia

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AO320170302

Verity Sharp presents Il Turco in Italia - Rossini's perceptive comedy of Neapolitan life and love, recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2010. A Turkish Prince, Selim, arrives in Naples by boat, looking for an amorous adventure. At the same time, the respectable Don Geronio is struggling to keep his younger wife, Fiorilla, happy. She is more interested in flirting with the young men around her, and she is immediately drawn to the exotic young Turk. Meanwhile, the poet Prosdocimo is trying to find a subject for a new play, and he decides to stir things up in the name of theatre, especially when he discovers Zaida, a young gypsy girl who was jilted by a prince in Turkey, and Don Narciso, the previous lover of Fiorilla, now usurped by Selim.

2pm:

Rossini: Il Turco in Italia

Fiorilla - Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)

Don Narciso - Colin Lee (tenor)

Don Geronio - Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)

Selim - Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (bass)

Prosdocimo - Thomas Allen (baritone)

Zaida - Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo-soprano)

Albazar - Steven Ebel (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Maurizio Benini (conductor).

AO320170302

Verity Sharp presents Il Turco in Italia - Rossini's perceptive comedy of Neapolitan life and love, recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 2010. A Turkish Prince, Selim, arrives in Naples by boat, looking for an amorous adventure. At the same time, the respectable Don Geronio is struggling to keep his younger wife, Fiorilla, happy. She is more interested in flirting with the young men around her, and she is immediately drawn to the exotic young Turk. Meanwhile, the poet Prosdocimo is trying to find a subject for a new play, and he decides to stir things up in the name of theatre, especially when he discovers Zaida, a young gypsy girl who was jilted by a prince in Turkey, and Don Narciso, the previous lover of Fiorilla, now usurped by Selim.

2pm:

Rossini: Il Turco in Italia

Fiorilla - Aleksandra Kurzak (soprano)

Don Narciso - Colin Lee (tenor)

Don Geronio - Alessandro Corbelli (baritone)

Selim - Ildebrando d'Arcangelo (bass)

Prosdocimo - Thomas Allen (baritone)

Zaida - Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo-soprano)

Albazar - Steven Ebel (tenor)

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Maurizio Benini (conductor).