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Saturday, March 16, 2019 Permalink

At The Opera, Rossini: Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), March 16, 2019


Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy) is an opera in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. The Italian-language libretto was written by Felice Romani. An opera buffa, it was influenced by Mozart's Così fan tutte, which was performed at the same theatre shortly before Rossini's work. The strangely harmonized overture, though infrequently recorded, is one of the best examples of Rossini's characteristic style. An unusually long introduction displays an extended, melancholy horn solo with full orchestral accompaniment, before giving way to a lively, purely comic main theme.


Fiorilla – Maria Callas

Selim – Nicola Rossi-Lemeni

Narciso – Nicolai Gedda

La Scala Opera

Gianndrea Gavazzeni – conductor

EMI - 1955


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:11 p.m.
Rossini: Il turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy) BUY Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Gianandrea Gavazzeni
10:00 p.m.
10:46 p.m.
Puccini, Verdi, Giorgana: Manon Lescaut. La boheme, Butterfly, La Fanciulla, Otello BUY ; Paoleti, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:42 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Act One: Gia nella notte densa - Mario Del Monaco BUY ; Von Karajan, conductor

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