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Pavel Vanek in Il Turco in Italia

Il Turco in Italia

2007 NR

Gioacchino Rossini's opera buffa springs to life in all its glory as a struggling poet combats his loss for words by drawing inspiration from the people around him -- including fortune-telling gypsies, jilted lovers and an unhappily married nobleman. Hilarity quickly ensues in this memorable performance staged in 2007 in the composer's birthplace of Pesaro, Italy, during the Rossini Opera Festival.