The Royal Opera House

Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri DVD (Salzburg Festival) 2018


  • What happens when a powerful man makes moves on a strong, independent woman who has no intention of accepting his advances? And how are things further complicated if he is Middle Eastern and she is Western and their cultures fundamentally clash? Find the answers in Moshe Leiser’s & Patrice Caurier’s colourful production of L’Italiana in Algeri with Cecilia Bartoli in the title role of the spirited Isabella.

    "The role of Isabella is sung to perfection by Cecilia Bartoli – a clever, independent woman with an adventurous streak". (The New York Times)

  • Composer: Gioachino Rossini
    Cecilia Bartoli
    Lindoro: Edgardo Rocha
    Mustafà: Ildar Abdrazakov
    Taddeo: Alessandro Corbelli
    Elvira: Rebeca Olvera
    Zulma: Rosa Bove
    Haly: José Coca Loza

    Ensemble Matheus
    Conductor: Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Director: Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

  • Picture: 16:9 
    Sound: PCM Stereo & DTS 5.1 
    Region code: 0 (All Regions)
    Format: NTSC
    Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/JP/KO
    Running time: 163 mins
    Year: 2018