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Oct. 26 2013

11/02/13 – The Italian Girl in Algiers – 1:00pm

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Houston Grand Opera

The Italian Girl in Algiers (L’Italiana in Algeri) by Gioachino Rossini

Algiers_HGO13The shipwreck was the easy part. Searching for her fiancé, Lindoro, Isabella is marooned near Algiers and captured. She quickly catches the eye of Mustafà, the local bey; bored with his harem, he has determined to marry an Italian girl. His plans go hilariously awry as Isabella thwarts Mustafà’s advances, finding (and freeing) Lindoro in the process. The stage is set for madcap comedy in this brilliant production from the team that gave us The Barber of Seville and Cinderella.

A co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid; Maggio Musicale, Florence; and Opera National de Bordeaux

Sung in Italian

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 50 minutes, including one intermission

CAST/CREW

Daniela Barcellona*
Isabella

Lawrence Brownlee
Lindoro

Patrick Carfizzi
Mustafà

Daniel Belcher***
Taddeo

Lauren Snouffer**
Elvira

Carlo Rizzi
Conductor

Joan Font
Director

Joan Guillén
Set and Costume Designer

Albert Faura
Lighting Designer

Xevi Dorca
Choreographer

Richard Bado***
Chorus Master

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra Chorus

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Photography by Felix Sanchez

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