Opera Southwest Presents Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia
April 3, 2016 - April 10, 2016
April 3, 6, 8 & 10, 2016
7:30pm Wednesday & Friday
In the second New Mexico premiere of our 43rd season, Opera Southwest returns to our popular and critically acclaimed exploration of the music of Rossini, with his delightfully zany Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy)-a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in two acts with one intermission.
Fiorilla, the unsatisfied and coquettish wife of the exquisitely boring Don Geronio, meets the dashing Turk Selim-so she decides to fall in love. No one is more upset about this than her current lover, Narciso!
Later, at a masked ball, tremendous confusion (and hilarity) ensues, as Selim ends up with his old flame Zaida while Fiorilla is cast out by Geronio. But, under the watchful eye of Prosdocimo the poet, all find forgiveness before the curtain comes down. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
Opera Southwest Website
$15, $25, $35, $53, $63, $73, $80, $85
Discounts for groups and patrons 30 and younger