L’Italiana in Algeri is a sparkling, fast-paced opera composed by Rossini in 1813. This opera perfectly expresses Rossini’s talent of mixing serious and comic elements in quite magical ways that delight audiences to this day. A comedy inspired by the real kidnapping of a clever Milanese lady by pirates, L’Italiana in Algeri is a masterpiece that the great nineteenth-century French author, Stendhal, called “perfection of the opera buffa”.
Starring as Isabella, the Italian mezzosoprano Marianna Pizzolato who is one of the best interpreters of the role, shows Isabella’s ‘lunacy’ in this very funny and exuberant production by the renowned Spanish Director, Joan Font. The Orchestra is conducted by distinguished interpreter of Italian, Rossini’s repertoire Bruno Campanella.