Count Ory - Accentus English version

Count Ory

Program

Gioacchino Rossini
Count Ory

Inspired by a cheeky popular song, Rossini’s penultimate opera deserves to be revisited. The two acts, as virtuosic as they are droll, are a succession of cross-dressing, qui pro quos and plot twists picturesquely set in the Middle Ages, while arch-womanizer Count Ory will stop at nothing to win over a young and attractive widow. The combination of Scribe’s lively libretto and Rossini’s musical fireworks explain why the opera was such a hit when it premiered in 1828. Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau’s imaginative staging is a further reason to succumb to the charm of this highly enjoyable opera.

2h30 with interval

Cast

Mathias Vidal Count Ory
Perrine Madoeuf Countess Adèle
Marina Comparato Isolier
Philippe Estèphe Raimbaud
Anna Steiger Lady Ragonde
Jean-Vincent Blot The Governor

Chœur accentus / Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Luciano Acocella conductor
Attilio Tomasello choirmaster
Pierre-Emmanuel Rousseau staging

Performances

  • Jan
    20

    16h - Rouen, Opéra de Rouen Normandie
  • Jan
    22

    20h - Rouen, Opéra de Rouen Normandie
  • Jan
    24

    20h - Rouen, Opéra de Rouen Normandie
  • Jan
    26

    18h - Rouen, Opéra de Rouen Normandie
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