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RAI (Italy) presents three operas beginning July 20, 2019

Jun 12, 2019

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. RAI (Italy) presents three operas in July and August.

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First, (7/20) from the Rossini Opera Festival, comes one of the less performed works of Rossini – Adina. Premiered in 1826 at Lisbon’s Teatro São Carlos., this comic one-act opera, set in Baghdad, did not return to the stage until 1963. The broadcast features a performance from August 2018.

Credit Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Next up, (7/27) the myth of Orpheus in three acts – Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, from the stage of Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Conductor Gianluca Capuano leads the Rome Opera Orchestra, in this co-production of Italy’s Teatro dell’Opera, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Château de Versailles Spectacles of France and the Canadian Opera Company.

7/20    Rossini: Adina (in Italian)        
CAST:             
Califo         Vito Priante
Adina         Lisette Oropesa
Selimo         Levy Sekgapane
Alì         Matteo Macchioni
Mustafà     Davide Giangregorio

7/27    Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (in Italian)        
CAST:                 
Orfeo         Carlo Vistoli
Euridice     Mariangela Sicilia
Amore         Emőke Baráth