For its first production of a work by Rossini, the Lille Opera is presenting L’Italiana in Algeri, an opera buffa written by a particularly inspired 21-year-old prodigy. The creation of this incredible ?organised folly’ - as Stendhal put it - has been entrusted to an artistic team with which the Lille Opera has had a long and faithful history. With Sandrine Anglade in charge of the staging and the Picardie Orchestra under the baton of Pascal Verrot, this Italiana in Algeri is expected to be particularly enjoyable.
The artistic team
Pascal Verrot : Musical Direction
Sandrine Anglade : Stage Direction
Claude Chestier : Decors and Costumes
Eric Blosse : Light designer
Pascaline Verrier : Choregraphy
Emmanuel Olivier : Vocal Director
Allyson McHardy : Isabella
Nicholas Phan : Lindoro
Riccardo Novaro : Taddeo
Jonathan Veira : Mustafà
Bernarda Bobro : Elvira
Jean-Luc Ballestra : Haly
Svetlana Lifar : Zulma
2 H 50 WITH INTERMISSION
Dramma giocoso in two acts
Libretto by Angelo Anelli
Created the 22 May 1813 at the Teatro San Benedetto of Venice
Opera sung in Italian, French subtitles
A special ticket price - under age 16 (-20%)is accorded on presentation of documentation proving age.
Audio-description services available for visually impaired spectators Thursday 15 November at 8 p.m. and Sunday 18 November at 4 p.m.
Other performances at the Maison de Culture of Amiens the 4th and 6th of December and at the Theatre of Caen the 18th, 20th and 22nd of December.
Individual ticket sales begin Saturday 13 October 2007 at 9 a.m.
Coproduction lille opera, theatre of caen
with the sponsorship of la caisse des dépôts et consignations
with the support of cic banque bsd-cin, patron of the lille opera chorus