Music by Gioachino Rossini, Libretto by Angelo Anelli
Rossini's timeless comedy L'italiana in Algeri is being performed in Berlin for the first time in 14 years - with a young ensemble of singers in the sound of historical performance practice.
Gioachino Rossini's opera is one of the composer's best-known pieces and has lost none of its exciting freshness and energy since its premiere in 1813. Despite this worldwide popularity, Berlin audiences have not been able to experience this opera on stage for 14 years.
An international ensemble of young singers headed by mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig, whose voice the New York Times describes as "chocolaty and large, yet with focus and agility", puts an end to this. Another special feature of this semi-staged production is that it is the first time that a Rossini opera has been presented in Berlin according to the insights and practices of historically informed performance, thus providing Rossini connoisseurs and novices alike with a rousing and inspiring evening with the immortal music of the "Swan of Pesaro“.
Eroica Berlin is a young Berlin chamber orchestra founded by Jakob Lehmann in 2015. The unfiltered transmission of emotions and the incorporation of the insights of historical performance practice unite the ensemble, as does the conviction that in today's event and performance culture, the music itself and its content must remain the focus. Eroica Berlin gives guest performances on Europe's leading stages, works with renowned soloists and was accepted into Neustart Kultur's ensemble funding programme in 2022.