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Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: L'Italiana in Algeri

Listen to our quick, light-hearted overview of Gioachino Rossini’s screwball comedy, L’Italiana in Algeri [The Italian Girl in Algiers] which is this week’s Houston Grand Opera broadcast airing on Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon.


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In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Rossini’s hilarious comedy L’Italiana in Algeri, the story of the wily Italian girl, Isabella, and her plan to outwit the buffoon Mustafà, Bey of Algiers.  You can hear the Houston Grand Opera production of L’Italiana in Algeri Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at