Gioachino Rossini
APRIL 29 TO MAY 14, 2016

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). 



Maometto    Luca Pisaroni
Anna   Leah Crocetto
Erisso   Bruce Sledge
Calbo   Elizabeth DeShong
Conductor:     Harry Bicket
Director:   David Alden
Set Designer and Costume Designer:   Jon Morrell
Lighting Designer:   Duane Schuler
Chorus Master:   Sandra Horst 

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus

Production originally from Santa Fe Opera

Luca Pisaroni as Maometto in Maometto II (COC, 2016), photo: Michael Cooper 




  • 04/29/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/01/2016 at 2 p.m.
  • 05/03/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/05/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/07/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/11/2016 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 05/14/2016 at 4:30 p.m.


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