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L'Italiana in Algeri

L'Italiana in Algeri / [music by] Rossini ; production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.
[Germany] : Deutsche Grammophon, [2007]

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Additional Authors
  • Ponnelle, Jean-Pierre, 1932-1988.
  • Levine, James, 1943-2021.
  • Ahlstedt, Douglas.
  • Horne, Marilyn.
  • Kesling, Diane.
  • Malas, Spiro.
  • Merritt, Myra.
  • Monk, Allan.
  • Montarsolo, Paolo.
  • Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868.
  • Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.)
  • Deutsche Grammophon (Firm)
2 videodiscs (157 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
"The Bey wishes to rid himself of his wife Elvira, planning to marry her off to Lindoro, and bids Haly find him an Italian girl. Lindoro, meanwhile, is in love with Isabella, who is taken prisoner by Haly, with her companion Taddeo, who now pretends to be her uncle. Lindoro is offered his freedom to return to Italy, if he will take Elvira with him. Isabella and Lindoro recognise each other, and she refuses the advances of the Bey, demanding that Lindoro, as an Italian, should be ordered to stay with her. The Bey tries to persuade Isabella to accept him, promoting Taddeo to a high court position, but Isabella uses trickery, notably the invention of a ceremony of the Order of Pappatici, to which the Bey may be admitted, if he can pass the test of silence. The ceremony is used as a cover for the escape of Isabella and Lindoro, who are finally forgiven by the Bey, now reconciled to his wife, admitting that he has been outwitted by the Italian girl." (as viewed on May 24, 2007).
  • Concert films.
  • Opera – Performance.
  • Title from container.
  • Bonus features: bonus tracks; interview with Marilyn Horne; picture gallery; trailers.
Event (note)
  • Recorded live on Jan. 11, 1986 at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, NTSC, region 0; DTS, 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Language (note)
  • Sung in Italian, with Italian, English, German, French, Spanish or Chinese subtitles.
  • ocn135214415
  • 135214415
  • SCSB-9072589
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries