L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI / GIOACCHINO ROSSINI

13 January 2024, Saturday
Time 19:00
The Royal Theatre in the Old Orangery in the Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw

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L’Italiana in Algeri (‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’) is one of the works of Rossini that sealed the young composer’s high position and opened the doors to international fame. The two-act dramma giocoso, first staged in Venice in May of 1813, met with such great applause from the audience that soon the title appeared on the posters of theaters not only in Italy but also throughout Europe.

With taste, but also with panache, the composer parodies what is characteristic of the opera seria genre. Extensive arias with the choir, sophisticated coloraturas, grotesque dialogues, ironic sighs – all these means are harnessed in the service of entertainment. The extraordinary intelligence of the title Italian girl contrasts with the debauchery of Bey Mustafa, bored with his wife and submissive harem. The other characters also have spirit, which is appropriately reflected in the variety of musical means. Let us not forget the added orientalism, so fashionable in the 19th century, and the fact that this thrilling tale is based on a true story. Therefore, it is not surprising that Piotr Kamiński sees in this work “[…] the specificity and… modernity of Rossini’s comedy, where madness is musical, unreal – weightless”.

MUSIC DIRECTOR DAWID RUNTZ
DIRECTED BY JITKA STOKALSKA
SET DESIGN AND COSTUMES MARLENA SKONECZKO
CHOREOGRAPHY ALISA MAKARENKO
LIGHTING DESIGN KAROLINA GĘBSKA
VIDEO PROJECTIONS MAREK ZAMOJSKI
CHORUS MASTER JAKUB SZAFRAŃSKI
II CONDUCTOR KAROL SZWECH
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR DANIEL MIECZKOWSKI
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS SŁAWOMIR JURCZAK, AGNIESZKA KOZŁOWSKA
STAGE MANAGER AGNIESZKA ORLIKOWSKA

CAST

MUSTAFA ROBERT GIERLACH
ELVIRA TATIANA HEMPEL-GIERLACH
LINDORO SEBASTIAN MACH
ISABELLA ANETA ŁUKASZEWICZ
ZULMA ALEKSANDRA KLIMCZAK
HALY SAMUEL FERREIRA
TADDEO WITOLD ŻOŁĄDKIEWICZ
MIMES MAJA BILEK, ALEKSANDRA BOŻEK, JERZY KLONOWSKI, MACIEJ JAN KRAŚNIEWSKI, ALISA MAKARENKO, BARTŁOMIEJ MARSZAŁEK, MARTA PIECZUL, KLARA TWARDOWSKA

THE CHORUS OF THE POLISH ROYAL OPERA

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE POLISH ROYAL OPERA

PIANOFORTE DAGMARA DUDZIŃSKA

CONDUCTOR KAROL SZWECH


Duration: approx. 2h 20 mins (with an intermission)

The seats in the auditorium are not numbered.

PLEASE NOTE: the entrance to the Royal Theatre in the Łazienki Park is located in Agrykola street.

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