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

Program notes

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

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