Il Turko in Italia

Rossini

Opera

Il Turko in Italia, dramma buffa in two acts

PREMIERED at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan on 14 August 1814

IN ITALIAN WITH SUBTITLES

LIBRETTO Felice Romani
MUSIC Gioachino Rossini

DIJON BOURGOGNE ORCHESTRA
DIJON OPERA CHOIR

MUSICAL DIRECTOR Antonello Allemandi
STAGE DIRECTOR Christopher Alden

Associate ensemble

WITH THE PATRONAGE of the Credit Agricole of Champagne-Bourgogne

Sun 10 at 3p.m. : Performance offered with audio-description

  • PERFORMERS 

    ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTOR Karolina Sofulak
    STAGE DESIGNER Andrew Lieberman
    COSTUMES Kaye Voyce
    LIGHTING Adam Silverman
    LIGHTING ASSISTANT Cecile Giovansili

    SELIM Damien Pass
    FIORILLA Elena Galitskaya
    DON GERONIO Tiziano Bracci
    DON NARCISO Luciano Botelho
    PROSDOCIMO Nigel Smith
    ZAIDA Catherine Trottmann
    ALBAZAR Juan Sancho

    EXTRAS

    Vladimir Hugot
    Christophe Querry
    Massimo Riggi
    Jamel Blissat
    Pierre LHENRI
    Matthieu Tune
    Frédéric Schalck
    Benoît Rousseau


  • PRODUCTION 

    PRODUCTION Festival of Aix-en-Provence

    COPRODUCTION Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera , Teatro Regio Torino, Turin, Dijon Opera

  • PERFORMANCE WITH AUDIO-DESCRIPTION 

    Sun 10 at 3p.m. : Performance offered with audio-description


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A wife, somewhat femme fatal and quite unfaithful, who firmly places the cuckold’s horns on her rich and aged husband’s head: a repudiated bohemian still in love with the Ottoman sultan; a Turkish prince come to Naples to study European customs and discover love in the Italian style; a few unrequited lovers; a poet with writer’s block who seeks to rekindle his inspiration by embarking this small universe into an imbroglio of irresistible vis comica: these are the ingredients of this whirlwind opera in the best Rossinian vein. In a hodgepodge tale that draws from Montesquieu’s Lettres persanes and even foreshadows Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, Rossini creates fireworks of exuberance and good humour. The poet in the story who pulls the strings and makes everyone dance is a stage doppelganger of the composer: Gioacchino lies in ambush, drawing benefit from the least situation to deploy virtuoso arias and ensembles in which the vocalise bursts like bubbles of champagne. In a production premiered in 2014 at the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, the equally virtuoso and brilliant staging of Christopher Alden drives this story of La Dolce Vita in Italy in the ’50s, when women— brunette or blonde, according to the mood or hour of the day — work their seductive wiles as they expertly course their way through the pleasures of life and love. Ever ephemeral, any notions of a serious nature are but a momentary pout that quickly gives way to new opportunities to taste happiness, and the deception of love is tossed off with a light heart and a teasing wink of an eyelash. A regular at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro and of the Italian repertoire, Antonello Allemandi leads a spirited top-tier cast that includes Damien Pass (Bluebeard and Masetto in 2012 and 2013 in Dijon) and the young and extraordinary Russian soprano Elena Galitskaya, winner of the Reine Elisabeth Competition in 2011.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP
JANUARY
Sun 10 at 3 p.m.

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  • January 2016
    • Friday 08 at 20:00
    • Sunday 10 at 15:00
    • Tuesday 12 at 20:00
    • Thursday 14 at 20:00
Ticket price A
from 5.50€ to 57€
Duration
3H

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