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Angelo Anelli in L'Italiana in Algeri

L'Italiana in Algeri

1987 NR

At the age of 21, Italian composer Giacchino Rossini penned the masterful comic opera "L'Italiana in Algeri" in less than a month. The composer's youthful exuberance comes across in this infectious 1987 performance at the Zurich Opera House. Though she's known mainly for her Wagner roles, acclaimed German mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel shines in the title role of Isabella. Ralf Weikert conducts, and Mauro Pagano oversees sets and costumes.