Photo by Cory Weaver

The Italian Girl (Nov. '14)

Funny girl conquers man’s world.

Staged in a storybook setting and filled with a musical blend of comedy, energy, and style, Gioachino Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers sings. This adventure takes heroine Isabella off of the ship as it was originally written and into a biplane cockpit. It’s a story about an intelligent and quick-witted woman who crash-lands in an Arabic Society. Calamity ensues. In the end, she saves her boyfriend and the day as she takes on an ultra-traditional patriarchal society and wins.

Estimated runtime: 2 hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles

Know before you go, immerse yourself in The Italian Girl in Algiers with the resources below:

  1. Rossini’s Woman of Valor
  2. Cast, Characters and Artists
  3. Brief Synopsis
  4. Detailed Plot Outline
  5. Listen to highlights from The Italian Girl
  6. View photos previewing the production
  7. Our favorite The Italian Girl clips from fellow opera companies
  8. Giochino Rossini and L’Italiana in Algeri
  9. Angelo Anelli
  10. Rossini and Operatic Conventions
  11. Comedy in Opera
  12. Bibliography

Download a full, printable version of The Italian Girl in Algiers resources

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