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Opera buffa in two acts (1814)
Rossini’s witty tragicomedy of love, lust, marriage and mistaken identity has a rich La Scala history, having premiered at the theatre in 1814 before being famously reprised last century by Gavazzeni with Callas and Chailly with Devia. For this magnificent new production, award- winning stage and film director Roberto Andò and conductor Diego Fasolis assemble a strong cast, led by Rosa Feola as the ’capricious, but honest’ Donna Fiorilla, bored of married life, and Erwin Schrott as the Turkish Prince who catches her eye. The story swerves from laugh-out-loud humour to darker intrigue, and Rossini’s music is irresistible: sophisticated, lavish and melody-rich.
Film location: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
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Saturday 18th December
Rosa Feola, Erwin Schrott, Giulio Mastrototaro, Antonino Siragusa
Palace Opera & Ballet
Palace Raine Square