Opera

The Turk in Italy

Il Turco in Italia

Gioachino Rossini

31 May, 23 - 12 Jun, 23

Musical Conductor: Giacomo Sagripanti | Stage Director: Laurent Pelly | Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

31 May 23

Premiere

12 Jun 23

Last performance

11

Shows

Sponsor by:

Fundación Banco Santander

Following the example of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, Ottorino Respighi retrieved the music of Rossini for his ballet La Boutique fantasque in 1919. Likewise, three years later, Igor Stravinsky composed his opera Mavra inspired by the opera buffa of Rossini. Nevertheless - and in keeping with his autobiography - it was probably Alfredo Casella, who was the first important composer to see the “Swan” of Pésaro with eyes of the 20th century. In effect, it is almost impossible to not recognise in the libretto of Il turco in Italia similar premises which made Luigi Pirandello, also around 1920, a vanguard figure of theatre. In other words:  the modernity which Respighi, Stravinsky or Casella were intent on finding, had already been discovered a century before by Rossini.

Il turco in Italia, with its six characters in search of an author, its creative poet and a scintillating score, is a predestined tasty morsel for Laurent Pelly. The acclaimed and experienced master of comedy whom we have admired in La Fille du Régiment, Falstaff and Viva la mamma!, among other titles,  will  direct the staging of this hilarious comedy in a new production which promises to become, once again, a classic.


Dramma buffo in two acts

Music by Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Libretto by Felice Romani, based on the homonymous work by Caterino Mazzolà

Premiere at the Teatro alla Scala de Milán el 14 August 1814

Premiere at the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real, en coproducción con la Ópera de Lyon  y el New National Theatre Tokyo


Artistic team

Musical Conductor | Giacomo Sagripanti

Stage Director and Costume Designer | Laurent Pelly

Costume Collaborator | Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Stage Designer | Chantal Thomas

Chorus Director | Andrés Máspero


Cast

Selim | Alex Esposito - 31 may; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 jun    

            Adrian Sampetrean - 1, 3, 7, 11 jun 

Fiorilla | Lisette Oropesa - 31 may; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 jun

              Sara Blanch - 1, 3, 7, 11 jun

Don Geronio | Misha Kiria - 31 may; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 jun

                        Pietro Spagnoli - 1, 3, 7, 11 jun

Don Narciso | Edgardo Rocha - 31 may; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 jun

                       Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani - 1, 3, 7, 11 jun

Prosdocimo Poet | Florian Sempey - 31 may; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 jun

                                 Mattia Olivieri - 1, 3, 7, 11 jun

Zaida | Olga Syniakova

Albazar | Pablo García-López

Principal Chrorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

 

Releases

Protector Friend

06 February

2023

Collaborating and Benefactor Friend

07 February

2023

Friends of Teatro Real

08 February

2023

Subscribers

09 February

2023

Tickets on sale

14 February

2023

Performances

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31 May 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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01 June 2023

19:30

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02 June 2023

19:30

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03 June 2023

19:30

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04 June 2023

18:00

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06 June 2023

19:30

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07 June 2023

19:30

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09 June 2023

19:30

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11 June 2023

18:00

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12 June 2023

19:30

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Charla y concierto

What's OnBiblioteca Musical Victor Espinos (Conde Duque)

Rossini y Puccini love sax music | Junio

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Ciclo de cine

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El narrador a escena | Junio

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Encuentro

What's OnIstituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid

El metateatro en la ópera y dramaturgia italianas | Mayo 

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Concierto

What's OnMuseo Cerralbo

Concierto de cumpleaños del XVII Marqués de Cerralbo, con repertorio de la época  inspirado en sus viajes por Italia y Turquía | 8 de julio de 2023

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Visita y exposición

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Visita-temática sobre el teatro en el Romanticismo
Exposición: Una obra, una ópera.  
Exposición del busto o la estampa de Rossini que forman parte de la colección del museo

Mayo-Junio

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