Rossini The Italian in Dubai

Kreissig updates Rossini’s “Italiana in Algiers” with wit and a genuine sense for comedy. Isabella longs for her fiancé Lindoro who works as a civil engineer in Dubai, always absent for many months.
The shipwreck of the original causes a plane crash on the runway, the pirates become business people.
With a rehearsal time of just three weeks he managed to create a highly complex and entertaining performance. Audience and press were equally enthusiastic about the performance of the team of young singers . 🙂

Venues around the audience

Kreissig makes use of the special spatial conditions of the Wildbader Kurhaus in this production. His singers conquer new venues in the side corridors and the gallery opposite the stage. The result is a Dolby surround dynamic, which keeps the audience from its usual state of consumerism.
The view has to wander to experience and to enjoy all the little details.

Besetzung und Team

Musikalische Leitung Ryuichiro Sonoda
Regie Thorsten Kreissig
Stage design Anton Lukas
Costumes Claudia Möbius
Light Design Markus Knoblich
Musical assistence Rocco Toscano
Regieassistenz Torsten Vogelsberg
Assistant Stage designer Britta Blanke
Kostümassistenz Ute Packeiser
Leitung des Chors Transilvania Cluj Cornel Groza
Leitung Virtuosi Brunensis Karel Mitas
Mustafà, the Bey ofDubai Savio Sperandío
Isabella, an Italian Elsa Giannoulidou
Lindoro, architect and proposed to Isabella Pablo Martin Reyes  /  Ugo Colin
Taddeo, a suitor for Isabella David Mc Ferrin
Elvira, Mustafa’s wife Ruth Gonzalez  /   Zinovia-Maria Zafeiridou
Zulma, Elviras friend Loriana Castellano
Haly, trusted private secretary of Mustafa Stefan Hagendorn
Pirates, Italians etc Philharmonischer Chor Transilvania Cluj
Orchestra Virtuosi Brunensis
Cembalo Rocco Toscano



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