( Fri., Mar. 17, 2017 - Tue., Mar. 21, 2017 )
Performed by Brian Banion (Mustafa); Aleks Romano (Isabella)
Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2804
The Italian Girl in Algiers, by Gioachino Rossini: Abducted by pirates, looking – in vain, it seems – for her lover, soon to be forced to become part of a harem, Isabella certainly is someone who has the right to sing the blues, or at least the nineteenth-century Italian equivalent. And so she does – briefly – which is all the time that a Rossini heroine has at her pity party. As a strong women of opera, she reminds us that no man, however powerful, could possibly out-wit an intelligent woman. Directed by Patrick Shell. Conducted by James Allbritten.