Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” a scintillating comic triumph for the LAO.


Los Angeles Opera: Rossini’s "Il Turco in Italia"

Review by David Gregson pending —-

Monday, February 28: Because of inexplicable technical problems, the text of the review cannot be posted at this time.

But, to be brief, the production is superb in every aspect — and is highly recommended.

And who knew "Il Turco" could be such a viable opera today? In this brilliant production, everything works.

Cast:

SELIM: Simone Alberghini

FIORILLA: Nino Machaidze (fabulous)

PROSDOCIMO, THE POET: Thomas Allen (the great veteran excels)

DON GERONIO: Paolo Gavanelli

NARCISO: Maxim Mironov

ZAIDA: Kate Lindsey (always fabulous!)

Production:

CONDUCTOR: James Conlon (superb!)

PRODUCTION: Christof Loy

STAGE DIRECTOR: Axel Weidauer

SCENERY AND COSTUME DESIGNER: Herbert Murauer

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Reinhard Traub

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR/CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon

For complete info visit Los Angeles Opera website.

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