We perform Rossini's comic opera L'Italiana in Algeri in the beautiful theatre at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire.
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.
Buy tickets for Wednesday 8th July 7.30pm here
Language: Italian Captions: English
The majestic Capesthorne Hall is set in stunning gardens in the beautiful county of Cheshire. The grandeur of the Hall with its opulent rooms plus the contemporary Lakeside facility with glorious panoramic views, is often used as a stunning historic wedding venue offering high class facilities. The estate is a tranquil haven of wildlife, parkland and formal gardens. Through the Milanese gates, opposite the chapel, alongside the estate’s chain of lakes, merge colourful perennials with more unusual 18th Century plants, maples and cherry trees.