20 Feb 2011

The Turk in Italy, LA Opera


By Mark Swed [LA Times, 20 February 2011]
“The Turk in Italy.” The title sounds tired. Milanese operagoers in Italy thought so when Rossini’s “Il Turco in Italia” had its premiere at La Scala 1814. The idea was old, already used by other composers, and "Turco" was a flop.