L' Italiana in Algeri

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Composer:

Giaochino Rossini

Librettist:

Angelo Anelli

Premiere:

22 May 1813, Venice (Teatro San Benedetto)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Italiana in Algeri Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Italiana in Algeri Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera L' Italiana in Algeri

L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Angelo Anelli, based on his earlier text set by Luigi Mosca. The music is characteristic of Rossini's style, remarkable for its fusion of sustained, manic energy with elegant, pristine melodies.
Rossini wrote L'italiana in Algeri when he was 21. The opera was composed in either 18 or 27 days, depending on which source one believes (Rossini, not surprisingly, pegged it at 18). Rossini entrusted the composition of the recitatives as well as the aria "Le femmine d'Italia" to an unknown collaborator. The opera is notable for Rossini's mixing of opera seria style in opera buffa. The overture is widely recorded and performed today, known for its distinct opening of slow, quiet pizzicato basses, leading to a sudden loud burst of sound from the full orchestra. This "surprise" reflects Rossini's early admiration for Joseph Haydn, whose Symphony No. 94 in G major, "The Surprise Symphony", is so named for the same shocking, semi-comic effect.
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Roles in L' Italiana in Algeri

Isabella Contralto
Lindoro Tenor
Taddeo Bass
Mustafà Bass
Elvira Soprano
Zulma Mezzo-Soprano
Haly Bass

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All scenes from L' Italiana in Algeri

Arias from L' Italiana in Algeri
Duets from L' Italiana in Algeri

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Serenate il mesto ciglio

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
3Ritiratevi tutti Haly t'arresta

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Zulma/Elvira
4Il mio schiavo italian farai

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Haly
5Languir per una bella

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro
6Ah! quando fia chio possa

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Mustafà
7Se inclinassi a prender moglie

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Mustafà
8Ah! mi perdo mi confondo

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.08

Type: duetVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro
9Quanta roba quanti schiavi

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.09

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly
10Cruda sorte amor tiranno

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.10

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
11Qua ci vuol disinvoltura

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
12Gia ci siam tanto fa

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: cA B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella/Taddeo/Haly
13Ah! Isabella siam giunti a mal partito

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Isabella
14Ai capricci della sorte

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.14

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Isabella
15E ricusar potresti

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zulma/Lindoro/Elvira
16Ascoltami italiano

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Mustafà
17Dunque deggio lasciarvi

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Mustafà/Zulma/Haly
18Or mi tengo da piu gran Sultano

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà
19Gia d'insolito ardore

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà
20Vi dico il ver

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zulma/Elvira/Lindoro
21Viva viva il flagel delle donne

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Mustafà
22Oh! che muso che figura

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.21

Type: duetVoice: B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella
23Vo star con mia nipote

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Haly/Mustafà
24Pria di dividerei da voi

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.23

Type: quartetVoice: S Mz T cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Lindoro/Isabella
25Va sossopra il mio cervello

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.24-1

Type: septet,finaleVoice: B B S cA Mz T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà/Elvira/Isabella/Zulma/Lindoro/Haly
26Nella testa ho un campanello

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 1.24-2

Type: ensembleVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
27Uno stupido uno stolto

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.01

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly
28Haly che te ne par

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Haly/Zulma
29Amiche andare a dir all italiana

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: B S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Elvira/Zulma
30Qual disdetta e la mia

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella/Lindoro
31Ah! come il cor di giubilo

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro
32Ah! se da solo a sola

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Taddeo
33Viva il grande Kaimakan

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà
34Ho un gran peso sulla testa

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.08

Type: aria,choirVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo
35Dunque a momenti

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zulma/Elvira/Isabella/Lindoro
36Per lui che adoro

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
37Io non resisto piu questa Isabella

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
38Ti presento di mia man

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cA B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Isabella/Taddeo/Lindoro
39Con tutta la sua boria

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly
40La femmine d'Italia

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly
41E tu speri di togliere Isabella

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Lindoro
42Orsu la tua nipote con chi crede

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
43Pappataci che mai sento

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
44E puo la tua padrona

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Haly/Zulma
45Tutti i nostri italiani

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.19

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Lindoro
46Pronti abbiamo e ferri e mani

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-1

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
47Amici in ogni evento m'affido a voi

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-2

Type: recitative,aria,choirVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
48Pensa alla patria

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-3

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
49Vedi per tutta Italia

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-4

Type: aria,choirVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
50Qual piacer fra pochi istanti

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.20-5

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella
51Che bel cor ha costei

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.21

Type: recitativeVoice: B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Taddeo/Mustafà
52Dei pappataci s'avanza il coro

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.22

Type: recitativeVoice: T B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Taddeo/Mustafà
53Non sei tu che il grado

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.23

Type: quartet,choirVoice: cA B T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Isabella/Mustafà/Lindoro/Taddeo
54Son l'aure seconde

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.24

Type: quartet,choirVoice: T cA B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lindoro/Isabella/Taddeo/Mustafà
55Mio signore mio marito

Opera: Italiana in Algeri, L'Composer: RossiniAct: 2.25

Type: septet,finaleVoice: S Mz B B B cA TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Elvira/Zulma/Haly/Mustafà/Taddeo/Isabella/Lindoro