A youthful opera Rossini completed in 27 days
A delightful romance created by excellent Korean talent
Rossini completed in just 27 days when he was 21 years old and is considered his most Rossinian work. Rossini’s youthfulness is captured in the joyous and cheerful music that captivated the audience. Korean artists came together for this comic opera full of humor and wit. Director Choi Ji-hyung, one of Korea’s leading opera directors who discovers Korean emotions in various opera productions, leads the production, along with Deun Lee, a young conductor in his 30s who was the first Korean to be selected as one of the top three finalists at the 57th Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors and won the Special Mention Award.
Mustafa is dissatisfied with his wife, Elvira, and in order to get rid of her, he tries to set her up with Lindoro, who was kidnapped by pirates and enslaved. While searching for the missing Lindoro, Isabella is shipwrecked and ends up in Algeria, and Mustafa falls in love with her at first sight. Mustafa urges Lindoro to leave for Italy with Elvira, but fortunately, Isabella is reunited with Lindoro. Isabella is determined to escape and proposes to play ‘pappataci’, a game in which one must remain silent no matter what. Mustafa is so engrossed in the game that he can only watch as Isabella, Lindoro, and the other kidnapped Italians return home.
Conductor Deun Lee
Stage Director Cheh, Ji-Hyung