Production

Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian girl in Algiers)

01 June 2015 - 31 October 2015

Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri (The Italian girl in Algiers)

Rossini meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, against a backdrop of glitz and grit at the Algiers Hotel, Nevada. Hotel employee, Lindoro, is down on his luck and in debt to the Algiers' corrupt and extravagant owner, Mustafa. Lindoro's Italian-American girlfriend, Isabella, arrives in Vegas under the pretence of auditioning as a show-girl to try and get Lindoro out of this mess. Mustafa, bored with his faded starlet wife, Elvira, is enraptured by the headstrong Isabella: but will she be seduced by his power and money? The surreal and dangerous world of Las Vegas breathes new life into Rossini's absurd exotic comedy, as love and fidelity compete against the city's tantalising promise of endless wealth and sensory gratification.

Language: Italian Captions: English

Show Dates Reviews

Cast

James Hurley Stage Director
Berrak Dyer Musical Director, Pianist
Clementine Lovell Producer
Fiona Johnston Producer, Stage Manager
Ciarán O'Leary Lindoro
Oliver Brignall Lindoro
Helen Stanley Isabella
Camilla Bull Isabella
Bruno Loxton Mustafa
Richard Immerglück Mustafa
Hamish Mackay Taddeo
Oskar McCarthy Taddeo
Latana Phoung Zulma
Amy J Payne Zulma
Catrin Woodruff Elvira
Una Reynolds Elvira
Elizabeth Challenger Pianist

Show Reviews

beautifully sung and superbly, expressively acted

The Times

absolute gold... outstanding

Bargain Theatre

The talented cast delicately, dynamically and expertly navigate Rossini's beautiful music... This much personality and talent assembled in one company means there's a bedrock of quality they cannot sink below

London City Nights

This company is re-inventing the genre of opera... Discard any preconceptions you have of opera as Pop-up Opera is putting the fun back into the art form

West End Wilma *****

L’Italiana In Algeri is a resounding success... jam packed with action, comedy and resounding tunes... simply excellent

London Theatre Reviews *****

a must-see for anyone who’s so far only eyed up opera from afar

Ginger Hibiscus

opera with a difference... wonderful, life-affirming production

British Theatre *****

yet another triumph... this company can hold its own against any of the big players

Planet Hugill ****