About Il Turco In Italia

Come and experience southern Italian laughter and sunshine at The Royal Opera with Rossini's gem of a comedy. The handsome  Turk Selim arrives in Naples, searching for his beloved Zaida, but soon falls for bored housewife Fiorilla, to the despair of her elderly husband Don Geronio. Meanwhile local ladies man Don Narciso wants to win Fiorilla back, while poet Prosdocimo sees all the increasing confusion  as great material for his next play...

Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's hilarious production, here conducted by acclaimed Rossinian Evelino Pido, pays tribute to the style of Italian films of the 1960's  (think La dolce vita). The cast of great singing  actors includes Aleksandra Kurzak as glamourpuss Fiorilla, comic genius Alessandro Corbelli as Don Geronio, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Selim, the dashing Turk of the title, Thomas Allen as Prosdocimo and Barry Banks as Don Narciso. This saucy opera is designed to amuse from opening downbeat to upbeat finale. Its sparkling  score includes some of Rossini's most brilliant ensembles and wittiest duets to make this revival pure entertainment and fun. 

Il Turco In Italia Performance Dates & Times

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Royal Opera House

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Where is Il Turco In Italia?

Bow Street London WC2E 9DD
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Aldwych) RV1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 171, 172, 188, X68
  • Parking: Drury Lane, Parker Street (7mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 188, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N155, N171, N551
  • Nearest Tube: Piccadilly
  • Directions:

    (3 mins) The Royal Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.

  • Nearest Station: Charing Cross

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible