The Italian Girl in Algiers
in two acts to a libretto substantially derived from Angelo Anelli's libretto for Luigi Mosca's
L'italiana in Algeri
English translation by David Parry
No. 2, Cavatina: 'In dreams of endless pleasure'
No. 3, Duet: 'WHen I choose a girl to marry'
No. 4, Cavatina: 'Fate is cruel!'
No. 5, Duet: 'From the buffets of misfortune'
No. 6, Aria: 'I am filled in an exquisite fashion'
No. 7, First finale
'We salute you, oh master of women' -
Chorus, Haly, Mustafà
'Oh, how amusing! He looks frightful!' -
'Please tell me where my niece is' -
Taddeo, Haly, Mustafà, Isabella
'Though we must part from you' -
Elvira, Zulma, Liindoro, Isabella, Haly, Taddeo
'Tell me, who is this woman?'
Isabella, Mustafà, Elvira, Zulma, Lindoro, Taddeo, Haly, Chorus
No. 10, Aria: 'All this shouting makes my head ache'
No. 11a, Cavatina: 'Sweetest treasure, dearest pleasure'
Isabella, Mustafà, Taddeo, Lindoro
No. 14, Trio: 'Sugar-daddy! How delightful!'
Mustafà, Lindoro, Taddeo
No. 15, Rondo: 'Think of your country'
Alastair Miles bass - Mustafà
Sarah Tynan soprano - Elvira
Anne Marie Gibbons mezzo-soprano - Zulma
David Soar bass - Haly
Barry Banks tenor - Lindoro
Jennifer Larmore mezzo-soprano - Isabella
Alan Opie baritone - Taddeo
20-22 August 2008