Opera: Il turco in Italia di Gioachino Rossini
During the Carnival season, Selim, the eponymous Turk, arrives in Italy in search of entertainment. In the prevailing merriment and excitement it is no longer possible to tell who is crazy about whom: whether he about the beautiful women that he encounters or they about him, seeking exotic experiences. The constellations of love triangles and rectangles become ever more complicated through a series of misunderstandings, errors, and disguises – all immersed in the element of dance, as is becoming the period of humanity’s carefree craziness.
Il turco in Italia, the comic opera written in Protected content commission from La Scala by the 22-year-old – and already-famous – composer, has seen a worldwide comeback after a prolonged period of oblivion. The part of Fiorilla has been performed by Maria Callas, Cecilia Bartoli, and recently by Aleksandra Kurzak at the Royal Opera House. The present production, only third in postwar Poland, and first in Krakow, is a promise of great fun – colourful, surprising, and spectacular – with music that is always a delight to hear.
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