Rossini's Le Comte Ory
Hugo de Ana (stage director), Diego Matheuz (conductor) — With Juan Diego Flórez (Le Comte Ory), Andrzej Filończyk (Raimbaud), Julie Fuchs (La Comtesse Adèle)...
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Hugo de Ana — Stage director, costume designer, stage design
Juan Diego Flórez — Le Comte Ory
Andrzej Filonczyk — Raimbaud
Nahuel Di Pierro — Le Gouverneur
Julie Fuchs — La Comtesse Adèle
Monica Bacelli — Dame Ragonde
Maria Kataeva — Isolier
Anna-Doris Capitelli — Alice
Coro del teatro Ventidio Basso — Choir
Giovanni Farina — Chorus Master
Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI
Diego Matheuz — Conductor
Discover the fabulous new production of Rossini’s Count Ory by Hugo de Ana, opening the 2022 edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, live from the Vitrifrigo Arena in Pesaro, Italy, with maestro Diego Matheuz leading the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI and incredible tenor Juan Diego Flórez in the title role!
Count Ory is Rossini’s first original opera in French, based on a libretto by Scribe and Delestre-Poirson and inspired by an old Picardy ballad about a certain Count Ory, who disguised himself as a nun in order to break into convents and infringe on the sisters' hospitality. Rossini and his team transport the action from a convent to a castle and from nuns to faithful wives of crusaders. While Rossini reuses some musical numbers from his earlier works, the result is a unique and coherent opus with its own individual atmosphere, which is neither a comic French opera with spoken dialogue, nor an Italian comic opera with non-accompanied recitatives.
Photo: Juan Diego Flórez © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music Entertainment