Washington National Opera: L'Italiana in Algeri
- May 13 - Jun. 3, 2006
- Opera House
- 2 hrs. 55 min.
- $45.00 - $290.00
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Conductor Riccardo Frizza
Isabella Olga Borodina
Lindoro Juan Diego Flórez (May 13, 15, 18, 21m, 24, 26)
Robert McPherson (May 30, June 3)
Elvira Lyubov Petrova
Mustafa Ildar Abdrazakov
Taddeo Bruno de Simone
In Italian with English supertitles.
NOTES: Supertitles not visible from Rear Orchestra.
Rossini's hilarious romp L'Italiana in Algeri brings WNO's 50th season to an end. For this story of a gutsy Italian girl who outwits a lust-driven Pasha, Plácido Domingo has assembled a dream cast with the great Olga Borodina in the mezzo-coloratura title role and the internationally acclaimed Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez in the high-flying coloratura role of Lindoro. The renowned Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov (who happens to be Ms. Borodina's real-life husband) is the sex-crazed Pasha Mustafa. The opera is conducted by Riccardo Frizza, who led the company's brilliant 2004 production of La Cenerentola, and David Kneuss directs.
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