Gioachino Rossini’s 'The Thieving Magpie' from Glimmerglass

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Saturday, November 05, 2016

R to L: Leah Hawkins as Lucia and Allegra De Vita as Pippo with the ensemble in The Glimmerglass Festival's production of Rossini's "The Thieving Magpie." (Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival)

Above listen to the archived recording of Gioachino Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie from the 2016 Glimmerglass Festival. Rachele Gilmore stars as the opera’s central character, Ninetta. Michele Angelini is her love interest, Gianetto. Meg Gillentine plays the magpie and Glimmerglass Music Director Joseph Colaneri conducts.

The Thieving Magpie premiered in 1817 at La Scala in Milan, where it was a wild success. Host Annie Bergen talks to members of the cast during intermission and gets some of the history behind this classic bel canto opera.

Intermission segment:

Ninetta: Rachele Gilmore
Gianetto: Michele Angelini
Fernando Villabella: Dale Travis
Fabrizio Vingradito: Calvin Griffin
Lucia: Leah Hawkins
The Mayor: Musa Ngqungwana
Pippo: Allegra De Vita
The Magpie: Meg Gillentine

Joseph Colaneri conducts the Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra.

Comments [7]

Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thank you Mr. Eisenberg. Thank you Glimmerglass. Bravi Tutti.

Nov. 05 2016 05:03 PM
James Robiscoe from Sleepy Hollow, NY

Hurrah for Rossini! We've had enough buffoonery for months; this "Magpie" provides dire circumstances with an abundance of spirited music and vocalizations heading for a happy ending. Oh, such sweet relief! Thank you, Glimmerglass, and a salute to all involved in this toothsome production. My tiny apartment fills with greatness.

Nov. 05 2016 02:58 PM
Theodore Cerame from Perris, CA

Hey & Ho Larry. Thank you for an excellent and witty piece of verse that I am sure expresses how we all feel about Rossini.


Nov. 05 2016 01:48 PM
Larry Eisenberg from New York City

An afternoon of pure Rossini
Means pleasure gigantic not teeny
Inspires on the whole
Much joy for the soul
Like those of Verdi and Puccini.dd

Nov. 05 2016 11:58 AM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thank you Ellen.
Best wishes

Nov. 05 2016 09:46 AM
Ellen from West Chester, PA

Good Morning, Concetta. I can only say Amen. Though I am now living near Philly, I lived for many years in Valley Stream. Have a nice day on the Island.

Ellen Lienhard

Nov. 05 2016 08:38 AM
cONCETTA nARDONE from Nassau

We can certainly use some Rossini.

Nov. 05 2016 07:13 AM

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