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Gioacchino Rossini's The Turk in Italy
Seeded by kusc on 24 Feb 2011
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Author: losangelesopera
James Conlon conducts Rossini's zaniest comedy, which has been described as The Barber of Seville meets Così fan tutte. Nino Machaidze returns as Fiorilla, a woman determined to rid herself of the two men in her life - her exasperated husband (Paolo Gavanelli) and tedious admirer (Maxim Mironov) - in favor of a more exotic suitor, a pompously beguiling Turk (Simone Alberghini). The great Thomas Allen returns in the part of the poet Prosdocimo.