The Royal Opera - Il Turco in Italia Reviews
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Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla), Barry Banks (Don Narciso)
Thomas Allen (Prosdocimo)
Thomas Allen (Prosdocimo), Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla), Barry Banks (Don Narciso)
Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla)
Aleksandra Kurzak (Fiorilla)

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Il Turco in Italia

The Royal Opera

No. of reviews: 17

Bring sunglasses
23 Apr 15 / The Spectator
Even better than expected
22 Apr 15 / Express
Return of a Rossini romp
19 Apr 15 / Express
Rossini revival remains a crowd-pleaser
18 Apr 15 / Independent
This production of Rossini's early masterpiece is a masterclass in operatic comedy
17 Apr 15 / Telegraph
Revived by Richard Gerard Jones, the show comes up fresh as paint
17 Apr 15 / The Stage
A sprightly performance of Rossini’s frothy opera provides a burst of light relief
15 Apr 15 / Financial Times (via Google)
Il Turco in Italia revival provides plenty of laughs at Covent Garden
15 Apr 15 / Seen and Heard
Springtime is just the right time to revive this stylish and colourfully stylized production
15 Apr 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
If you like a dash of Pirandello spiced with Goldoni, then you’ll enjoy
14 Apr 15 / Opera Today
Il turco in Italia à la Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
14 Apr 15 / Opera Online
This 1960s-set performance still feels a bit vanilla
14 Apr 15 / The Guardian
Played with fast-paced narrative, vibrant settings and some superb singing
13 Apr 15 / Music OMH
This smacked too much of routine and Rossini deserves better
13 Apr 15 / Classical Source
This revival is just a smidge tired-looking and frayed around the edges
13 Apr 15 / Opera Britannia
Kurzak and Pidò inspire a rumbustious Turco in Italia in Caurier and Leiser's Dolce Vita production
13 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Rossini's romantic farce boasts an experienced cast for its third run at Covent Garden
13 Apr 15 / What's on Stage
Ildebrando D'Arcangelo - 'An opera singer is like a priest'
The Italian is back at Covent Garden in the title role of Il turco in Italia. Just don't call him a bass-baritone...
Production details
Corbelli, Kurzak, D'Arcangelo, Banks, Allen, Kelly, Gomes
(c) Pidò (d) Caurier/Leiser
Performance dates
11, 15, 18, 20, 25, 27 April 2015
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