Italiana in Algeri, L’ (‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’)
- Richard Osborne
Dramma giocoso in two acts by gioachino Rossini to a libretto substantially derived from angelo Anelli ’s libretto for Luigi Mosca’s L’italiana in Algeri (1808, Milan); Venice, Teatro S Benedetto, 22 May 1813.
The opera is Rossini’s first buffo masterpiece in the fully fledged two-act form. It quickly won widespread popular acclaim in Italy and it was the first Rossini opera to be produced in Germany (...