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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca. It premiered at the Teatro San Benedetto in Venice on May 22, 1813. The music is characteristic of Rossini's style, remarkable for its fusion of sustained, manic energy with elegant, pristine melodies.
Mustafa – Samuel Ramey
Elvira – Kathleen Battle
Isabella – Marilyn Horne
Lindoro – Ernesto Palacio
I Solisti Veneti – orchestra and chorus
Claudio Scimone – conductor
Erato - 1981
August 26, 2023