Following the Napolitan buffa tradition, The Italian in Algiers is a two-act opera with music by Gioachino Rossini and libretto by Angelo Anelli. It was very well received by both critics and audience when it was premiered in 1813. The melody is characteristic of Rossini’s style, blending a vibrant sustained energy with original melodies which allow singers to perform arias with spectacular virtuosity.
This comic piece, created when he was just 21, tells the story of Isabella, a resourceful Italian who makes the most of her charm and intelligence to free her boyfriend, Lindoro, who had been made a slave by the king of Algiers. The libretto deals with such universal and contemporary issues as interculturality and gender fights, in a chaotic atmosphere packed with beautiful and complex musical tessituras.
Nikolas Naegele, current Kappelmeister of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, makes his debut in Ópera de Tenerife with The Italian in Algiers. This new co-production with Teatro Comunale di Bologna has Giorgia Guerra as stage manager and takes place in a surrealist 1980s spa in Algiers, coupled with colourful and amusing costumes of the time.
Opera (e)Studio Director: Giulio Zappa
Musical Director: Nikolas Maximilian Nägele
Musical Director Assistant: David Miller
Stage Manager: Giorgia Guerra
Stage Manager Assistant: Vittoria Lai
Stage Designer: Monica Bernardi
Costume Designer: Lorena Marin
Lighting Assistant: Elena Marcelli
Tenerife Opera Choir
An Auditorio de Tenerife and Teatro Comunale di Bologna Co-production
Opera (e)Studio encourages the professional de development of young artists who have just finished their academic education or are at the very beginning of their careers, by setting up a novel company which is performing a Rossini classic this year. In this period artists work on different musical and stage performance techniques, style, diction, body movement or the theatrical nature of the role; they even tackle the historical context of the composition, the drama or the study of the libretto, among other aspects.
CAST A | 25 y 27 de octubre
Isabella: Maria Ostroukhova
Lindoro: Milos Bulajic
Mustafá: Matías Moncada Albarrán
Taddeo: Gianni Giuga
Haly: Francesco Samuele Venuti
Elvira: Inés Lorans Millán
Zulma: Sophie Burns
CAST B | 26 y 28 de octubre
Isabella: Vittoria Vimercati
Lindoro: Li Biao
Mustafá: Aleksandr Utkin
Taddeo: Jorge Eleazar Alvarez
Haly: Esteban Sebastián Baltazar
Elvira: Anna Kabrera Eliseeva
Zulma: Sophie Burns
Tras la función del 26 de octubre de La italiana en Argel, título con el que abrimos la temporada 2018/19 de Ópera de Tenerife, tendrá lugar en el hall de Auditorio una fiesta temática llena de sorpresas en la que esperamos prolongar las experiencias vividas en esta gran obra de Rossini. Si tienes entradas para el viernes, te esperamos.
Tickets will be on sale from 26 June.
They can be purchased on line and at the Box Office in Auditorio.
This show is included in the Club Ópera de Tenerife Package: enjoy the full season with a 20% discount and many other advantages.
Packages on sale from 28 May to 27 October