Rossini: Italian Girl in Algiers, Portland Opera, 2016 (detail) View full image

Christian Räth brings the Italian Girl to Portland

In his opera of "organized and complete madness" - The Italian Girl in Algiers - Rossini explores the comic possibilities of the relationship between Europe and the Arabic world. The result is one of his finest and funniest comedies. Christian Räth returns to the US for his second visit of the season, bringing his great sense of style and inventive comic touch to Rossini's score, full of charm and vitality. Premiere 24 July, with performances continuing until 6 August.