Rossini’s L’Inganno Felice

October 22, 2022, 12:00 pm

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A scene from Opera Festival of Chicago's production of L'inganno felice (Photo: Elliot Mandel)

L’Inganno Felice, Rossini’s one act opera, was an instant success after its premiere in 1812, creating a worldwide sensation thanks to the beauty of its music from overture to finale. The melodrama with comic elements is directed by Ella Marchment, is under the baton of Emanuele Andrizzi, and features an international cast including Kenneth Tarver, tenor, as the lovesick Duke Bertrando who still mourns for his wife; Katherine Beck, soprano, as the disowned but faithful wife, Isabella; Frank DeVincentis, bass baritone, as the villainous Ormondo; and more.