M. Mussorgsky / N. Rimsky-Korsakov: Una noche en el monte pelado
S. Rachamaninov: Rapsodia sobre un tema de Paganini
J. Brahms: Sinfonía nº 1 en Do menor, op. 68
Luis Fernando Pérez, piano
Günter Neuhold, director
A. Dvorák: Quinteto en Mi bemol mayor, "Americano"
Quinteto de cuerda BOS
P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Souvenir de Florence"
Sexteto de cuerda BOS
“L´equivoco stravagante” (The funny misunderstanding), a comic opera with music of Gioaccino Rossini and libretto of Gaetano Gasbarri, was premiered in Corso Theatre in Bolonia on 26th October 1811. It was the second composition of Rossini that came to the stage where the show just lasted three representations, although it was a great success.
The funny and naughty misundertandings caused by the false belief that the main female character is a eunuch stretched the censorships´ patience, which was never excessive, and the performance was prohibited. Rossini has included parts of this opera in later works to enjoy and save them from the oblivion.
More than two hundreds years later it comes, with an excellent cast and the participation of Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa BOS and Rossini Chorus directed by Speranza Scappucci , the young Roman bandleader with a successful career as pianist, who has reached a place between the most versatile and dynamic new opera directors.
The Arriaga Theatre production, original from Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, is directed by the stage director Emilio Sagi and the critic has highlighted the capacity of “bring brilliant ideas, in line with the spirit of the work, theatrical and musical, streghthen its meaning and bringing it closer to the present-day audience”.
LENGHT: 2 hours
Interval: 20 minutes