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The Turk in Italy

A riotous comedy with a knockout score
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 10 August - 01 September
    LIMITED SHOWS
    Eight performances only
    $46.00 - $348.00*
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    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 15 - 30 August
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to selected midweek opera performances come with free dinner at Eastbank Dining or Searock Grill, Circular Quay.
    $99.00 - $315.00*
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  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 10 August - 01 September
    LIMITED SHOWS
    Eight performances only
    $46.00 - $348.00*
    Premium, A, B, C, D, E & F Reserve
    Buy Now
    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 15 - 30 August
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to selected midweek opera performances come with free dinner at Eastbank Dining or Searock Grill, Circular Quay.
    $99.00 - $315.00*
    Premium, A, B, C & D Reserve
    Buy Now

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

From Italy's greatest master of laughs comes a riotous comedy with a knockout score. It skips and sparkles from the gruffest of bass notes to the impossibly high reaches of Stacey Alleaume's coloratura.

Andrea Molino leads a cracking team of comic talents, including Paolo Bordogna in his side-splitting performance as the Turk. Simon Phillips' playful production wrings every last laugh from Rossini's ridiculous romp. Gabriela Tylesova's gelato-coloured costumes and clever, cartoonish sets are stars in their own right: a candied cherry on top of this rather outrageous ice-cream sundae.

“It's just about as much fun as you can have in an opera house,” said Phillips, and the critics agreed.

She’s flirtatious, audacious and unspeakably bored.
He’s geriatric, sycophantic and easily ignored.
Add a handsome prince,
A gypsy minx,
And a poet in need of a plot.
Put this classic Rossini
In vintage bikinis
and a rollicking good time we’ve got!