Marianna Pizzolato tells her story and the path that brought her to the Metropolitan Opera, and her leading role, as Isabella, in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Interview by Letizia Airos – as seen on i-ItalyTV.
What a wonderful night! I’m still all excited, a dream come true! Thanks to all my colleagues – my buddy Nicola Alaimo (who celebrates his birthday today! Buon compleanno!!!), René Barbera (a fellow debutante on the Met stage!), our Mustafà Ildar Abdrazakov, Ying Fang, Rihab Chaieb, and Dwayne Croft, the wonderful chorus and orchestra, the great Maestro […]
Marianna Pizzolato to make Met Opera house debut as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri
James Levine conducts this comedy of a feisty Italian girl turning the tables on her bumbling captors via Rossini’s blend of madness and fun. Mezzo-soprano Marianna Pizzolato makes her Met debut in the title role, opposite tenor René Barbera and baritone Nicola Alaimo. Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov plays the pasha who is overcome by love and […]