The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia) archiveRossini's 1814 comic opera reversed the idea of The Italian in Algiers. Prosdocimo believes that adding a Turkish element into his new comedy would be advantageous and decides to engineer a complicated intrigue between Fiorilla, her worried husband Geroinio and the Turk Selim. Prosdocimo, a toiling poet, finds his muse in the flirtatious Fiorilla and her husband, Geronio. When a dashing Turkish stranger arrives, a comedy of unrequted love and confused identity ensues. Rossini's deliciously layered plot sees games go wrong and lessons learned. New production supported by Peter Borender.


Judith Howarth (Fiorilla), Jeremy White (Selim), Donald Maxwell (Geronio), Thomas Allen (Prosdocimo), Toby Spence (Narciso), Nerys Jones (Zaida), Ryland Davies (Albazar)


Music: Rossini
Lyrics: Felice Romani (after Caterino Mazzola's Il Turco in Italia)
Company: English National Opera
Director: David Fielding
Conductor: David Parry (to Nov 1)
Design: Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume: Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Translation: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
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The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia)

The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia) (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01126961984. Details of all The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S144718233

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