The Italian Girl in Algiers (2007)

“It’s a particularly sunny comedy, here set charmingly like a bedtime story against a backdrop of twinkling stars.” — The Age

Production Details

October 6 – 14th, 2007.
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.

Composer: Gioachino Antonio Rossini.
Conductor: Greg Hocking.
Director: Hugh Halliday

International star mezzo Sally Anne Russell made first appearance as Isabella in Melbourne Opera’s sparkling production of Rossini’s hilarious comedy The Italian Girl in Algiers. Also starring David Gould, Felicity Baldock, Matthew Davine, Jon Bode, Adrian Tamburini, Phillip Calcagno, and Belinda Paterson. Directed by Hugh Halliday. Designed by Greg Carroll and Anna Cordingley. Melbourne Opera Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Greg Hocking.


Isabella – Sally-Anne Russell
Mustafa – David Gould
Elvira – Felicity Baldock
Lindoro – Matthew Davine & Jon Bode
Taddeo – Adrian Tamburini
Haly – Phillip Calcagno
Zulma – Belinda Paterson

Robert Traille
Stephen Brodie
David Woodberry
Dennis Foote
Jaco Erasmus
Mark Henderson
Richard Wilson
Tony Rainer
Kyp Iacovou
Brendon Fink
Grant Smallcombe
Kevin Cassels
David Elimalech