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Company Premiere
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Text by Gaetano Rossi
By arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, Sole Agent in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for Casa Ricordi/Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.R.L., publisher and copyright owner
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

Ravaged by love and letter

This medieval story of chivalry and tragic love is transported to the elegant atmosphere of post-World War I Europe in our production of Tancredi. The beautiful music of a young Rossini provides the soundtrack for the love between the exiled solider Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio. When Amenaide is sentenced to death for a treason she did not commit, a disguised Tancredi fights to defend both his love and home. Don't miss one of Rossini's most lyrical works in the hands of Music Director Corrado Rovaris, who leads “with supple moments of personal expressiveness” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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Dates are Feb. 2017.

Fri, Feb 10 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Feb 12 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Feb 15 7:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb 17 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Feb 19 2:30 p.m.

Approximately three hours and five minutes including one 20-minute intermission

Production underwritten, in part, by Ms. Barbara Augusta Teichert

Production from Opéra de Lausanne and Teatro Municipal de Santiago

Cast & Creative Team

A cadre of passionate voices

Corrado Rovaris
Corrado RovarisConductor
Emilio Sagi
Emilio Sagi *Director
Stephanie Blythe
Stephanie Blytheas Tancredi
Brenda Rae
Brenda Rae *as Amenaide
Michele Angelini
Michele Angelini *as Argirio
Daniel Mobbs
Daniel Mobbsas Orbazzano
Allegra De Vita
Allegra De Vita *as Isaura
Anastasiia Sidorova
Anastasiia Sidorova *as Roggiero
  • Daniel Bianco * Set Design
  • Pepa Ojanguren * Costume Design
  • Eduardo Bravo * Lighting Design
  • Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
  • Javier Ulacia * Assistant Director
  • Emily May Sung Assistant Chorus Master
  • Becki Smith Stage Manager
  • Gregory Boyle Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jen Shaw Assistant Stage Manager
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
Gioachino Rossini

The Composer

Gioachino Rossini

Rossini is the first great Italian composer of the 19th century. For a time, Rossini was the most influential composer in the world. But by his death in 1868, many of his operas were no longer played. By the turn of the century, he was known to most people as the composer of a single opera (The Barber of Seville), several overtures, and one religious work (Stabat Mater). Only since the 1950's has Rossini been given the credit he is due. This is a result of committed scholarship and the availability of singers who have mastered the difficult technique that proper Rossini singing requires. Many of his works have been re-evaluated, produced on stage, and recorded. Each August, Rossini’s hometown of Pesaro holds a festival in which at least one of his rare works is staged. Today he once again is considered a major influence in the development of both Italian and French opera. Learn more about Rossini

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