"L'italiana in Algeri" Gioachino Rossini
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«Din din! Crà crà! Bum bum!» sounds rather Dada when the characters in L’italiana in Algeri are at a loss for words. Rossini’s contemporary Stendhal described this opera as «organized and complete madness». It was Rossini’s first full-length comedy, which made him an overnight sensation, triggering Rossini mania all across Europe. The story is fully in the tradition of Romantic Exoticism, in this case the so-called “Turkish opera” trend, popular in the 18th and 19th century, based on an historical event, the details of which are limited to but one:
1808, Antonietta Frapolli of Milan freed herself from the harem of the Bey of Algiers. In Rossini’s opera, Mustafà, the Algerian ruler, is no longer tempted by the feminine inhabitants of his harem.
He wants to pair his main wife, Elvira, off with his favorite slave and send her packing to Italy. And he’s planning new sexual adventures for himself....
and she appears: there on the horizon, a ship approaches, the desired prey on board: Isabella looking for Lindoro, her lost lover ...
Looking forward enjoying this evening with you
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