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II. Mehmet (Maometto II)

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Theatre Group
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Thu 02 May 20:00 - 21:00

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This opera is one of the most important works in the romantic period opera literature, written by Gioachino Rossini, one of the era's most significant composers, and librettist Cesare della Valle. It stands out among operas related to Turks. The work, considered Rossini's most innovative and ambitious opera, boasts a rich orchestration. Its carefully planned but equally complex dramatic structure includes elements of melodrama such as political intrigue, conspiracy, and tragedy. Set against the backdrop of Venice, the love story turns into a drama of impossible love amidst a heroic conflict between two enemies.

First premiered on December 3, Protected content , at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, this two-act opera narrates the story of Anna, who falls in love with Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the seventh Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the conqueror of Istanbul, during the siege of Eğriboz (Negroponte), an island under the dominion of the Venetian Republic, in Protected content . Anna, a Venetian unaware of Mehmet's true identity, faces a tough choice between her loyalty to her father and country and her love for the Turkish Sultan.

After its Türkiye premiere at the Atatürk Cultural Centre on November 3, Protected content , the opera is set to reconnect with art lovers at the same venue 34 years later.

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