TurcoLogoTrIl Turco in Italia – 2016

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  • Sunday, April 3 2pm
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  • Friday, April 8 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 10 2pm

In the second New Mexico Premiere of our 43rd Season, Opera Southwest returns to our popular and critically acclaimed exploration of the music of Rossini, with his delightfully zany Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy).

Fiorilla, the unsatisfied and coquettish wife of the exquisitely boring Don Geronio, meets the dashing Turk Selim -so she decides to fall in love.  No one is more upset about this than her current lover, Narciso!

Later, at a masked ball, tremendous confusion (and hilarity) ensues for the audience.  Selim ends up with his old flame Zaida while Fiorilla is cast out by Geronio. But, under the watchful eye of Prosdocimo the poet, all find forgiveness before the curtain comes down.


Fiorilla / Angela Mortellaro
Don Geronio / Matthew Burns
Narciso / Hak Soo Kim
Selim / Michael Sumuel
Prosdocimo / Paul Bower
Zaida / Shirin Eskandani
Albazar / Matthew Blanks

Conductor / Anthony Barrese
Stage Director / David Bartholomew
Production Design / Dahl Delu