Rossini's 'Torvaldo e Dorliska',
reviewed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
Torvaldo e Dorliska is the third production of the 2017 Rossini Opera Festival — a revival of a joint venture between the ROF and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. Then, the opera was performed at the Pesaro Festival in summer 2006 and in Naples in winter 2007. I have no memory of other performances, but in summer 2006 I reviewed the opera for an Italian weekly and wrote that it was of interest mostly to opera philologists. The librettist, Cesare Sterbini — also the author of the libretto for Il Barbiere di Siviglia — called it dramma semiserio, meaning a rather truculent subject with moments of comic relief and a happy ending...
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