Rossini L’Inganno Felice

7:30PM, Friday, July 8, 2022
Athenaeum Center
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
2:00PM, Sunday, July 10, 2022
Athenaeum Center
2936 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Music by:Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by:Giuseppe Maria Foppa
Emanuele AndrizziConductor
Ella MarchmentStage Director
Gregory Keng StrasserAssociate Stage Director
Luca DalboscoScenic and Costume Design
Eric WatkinsLighting Design
Performed in Italianwith English Supertitles
Running Time:90 Minutes (performed without intermission)
Tickets:$45 – $85

Rossini’s one act opera was an instant success after its premiere in 1812, creating a worldwide sensation thanks to the beauty of its music from overture to finale. The work was so popular that it was the third most often performed of Rossini’s operas during the composer’s lifetime.

The opera tells the story of a faithful wife, who having been unjustly accused of infidelity and cruelly abandoned at sea, attempting to win back the love of her husband, who has presumed her dead for ten years.

The melodrama with comic elements is directed by Ella Marchment, is under the baton of Emanuele Andrizzi, and features an international cast including:

  • Kenneth Tarver, tenor, as the lovesick Duke Bertrando who still mourns for his wife
  • Katherine Beck, soprano, as the disowned but faithful wife, Isabella
  • Frank DeVincentis, bass baritone, as the villainous Ormondo
  • Alexander Adams-Leyte, baritone, as the Duchess’ rescuer and caretaker Tarabotto
  • Matthew Ciuffitelli, baritone, as the unwilling henchman Batone

The Opera Festival of Chicago Orchestra will perform this production.