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The Turk in Italy (Il Turco in Italia)
Rossini'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.
Archive :: production:T01126961984, opera or operetta:S144718233, venue:V376
New production supported by Peter Borender. Part of ENO's series of seven new productions of Italian operas.
- 15 Nov 00 Sign Interpreted
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