La Scala

Il Turco In Italia

In Cinemas 18, 19 & 22 Dec 2021
Conductor
Diego Fasolis
Orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Cast
Erwin Schrott (Selim), Rosa Feola (Donna Fiorilla), Giulio Mastrototaro (Don Geronio), Antonino Siragusa (Don Narciso), Alessio Arduini (Prosdocimo)
Composer
Gioachino Rossini
Director
Roberto Andò
Set Design
Gianni Carluccio

Duration
Approx. 3h15 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 21 Oct 2021
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Opera buffa in two acts (1814)

New Production! Rossini’s witty tragicomedy of love, lust, marriage and mistaken identity has a rich La Scala history, having premiered at the theatre in 1814 before being famously reprised last century by Gavazzeni with Callas and Chailly with Devia.

For this magnificent new production, award-winning stage and film director Roberto Andò and conductor Diego Fasolis assemble a strong cast, led by brilliant soprano Rosa Feola as the ’capricious, but honest’ Donna Fiorilla, bored of married life, and Erwin Schrott as the Turkish Prince who catches her eye.

The story swerves from laugh-out-loud humour to darker intrigue, and Rossini’s music is irresistible: sophisticated, lavish and melody-rich.

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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