Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The Festival della Valle d'Itria mounted this lavish production of Gioachino Rossini's 1813 opera Aureliano in Palmira, in July 2011. It was staged and performed at the Palazzo Ducale, in Martina Franca, Italy. The cast includes Bogdan Mihai as Aureliano, Franco Fagioli as Arsace, Maria Aleida as Zenobia and Asude Karayavuz as Publia, with the special participation of Louise Frank as Vecchia Zenobia. The Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia and the Coro Slovacco di Bratislava provide additional musical accompaniment, with Pavol Prochazka serving as chorus master and Giacomo Sagripanti conducting. Tiziano Santi designed the sets, Michelle Cantwell created the costumes, Nikos Nagousakos choreographs and Timothy Nelson directs for the stage.
musical [play], opera, theater