Running time: Three hours, 10 minutes including one intermission On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto. Sung in Italian with English SURTITLES™.
love and war collide in rossini's epic drama.
In his grand bel canto opera Maometto II, Rossini unleashes his full arsenal of vocal fireworks on the historical tale of the great Turkish Sultan, Maometto, and his quest to conquer the Holy Roman Empire. Superstar Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni makes his COC debut as “a chilling and complex Maometto. His dashing stage presence and virile voice exude menacing authority” (New York Times). Conductor Harry Bicket makes a welcome return to the podium to lead this exquisite rarity in a production hailed as “thrilling experiential theater” (Opera News).
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
Production originally from Santa Fe Opera
Luca Pisaroni as Maometto in Maometto II (COC, 2016), photo: Michael Cooper