Rossini

Le Comte Ory

April 12—15, 2018
Event Website

Credits

Music Direction by Edward Jones & Joseph Turbessi
Stage Direction by Roxanna Myhrum
Produced by Sherry Gao

Language

Performed in French with full orchestra

Venue

Agassiz Theater
5 James Street, Cambridge, MA

Known for his many dynamic characters who stand up to men behaving badly, Rossini set his sights in Le Comte Ory on the sexual antics of the medieval French nobility. His captivating and challenging score pairs astonishing vocal virtuosity with a 19th century feminist flair. When the licentious Count Ory dons disguises to seduce a lonely Countess, outrageous hijinks ensue to keep him (and his chorus of knightly drinking buddies) at bay.