Torvaldo e Dorliska, a great rarity, is back

10 August 2017

The third opera on the programme at the ROF 2017 is Torvaldo e Dorliska, very rarely performed, which will be heard on the 12th, 15th, 18th and 21st August at 8.00 p.m. at the Teatro Rossini, in Mario Martone’s production, revived after its original success in 2006.

Composed in 1815 for the Teatro Valle, Rome, the opera is a classic example of the pièce à sauvetage in which an innocent, persecuted lady is miraculously saved, right at the end, after an incredible series of adventures.

Martone, in his production of Torvaldo, makes use of the entire theatrical space, developing the plot throughout the orchestra stalls and marking the whole show with a surprising vivacity, at the same time keeping a fixed stage set.

Making his Pesaro début, Francesco Lanzillotta will conduct the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini and the M. Agostini Chorus of the Teatro della Fortuna.  Dmitry Korchak and Salome Jicia will sing the title roles, supported by Nicola Alaimo, Carlo Lepore, Raffaella Lupinacci and Filippo Fontana.

The first performance of the opera on the 12th August at 8.00 p.m. will be broadcast live by RaiRadioTre.