By: Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by: Luigi Prividali
Translated by: Mark Herman and Ronnie Apter
Conducted by: James Bagwell
Directed by: Philip Shneidman
With a Company of Twelve
The little OPERA theatre of ny makes a triumphant return to 59E59 with Rossini's enchanting 1812 comic opera. This is New York's opportunity to savor a glorious operatic rarity that first delighted modern audiences in 1987 at both the Rossini Festival in Italy and the Buxton Festival in the UK; and later at Opera North in Leeds in 2004. The accidental switch of two suitcases inspires a rogue to assume a new identity. Turmoil ensues when both the imposter and the original show up on the same doorstep of a young woman.
James Bagwell conducts for the first time with little OPERA theatre of ny.
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"The aptly named Little Opera Theater has won attention for inventive productions of small-scaled works." - Anthony Tommasini, The NY Times
"Innocently appealing." - John Rockwell, Opera UK
"Kudos to the little OPERA theatre of ny!” - Steve Smith, The NY Times
"The night I attended, it was hard to imagine the singers could have been better." - John Yohalem, Parterre
"A charming comic opera." - The New Yorker