Ida Aldrian © Theresa Pewal
Ida Aldrian © Theresa Pewal


IDA ALDRIAN as Isabella at the Nürnberg State Theatre

Having already appeared at her Nürnberg home base during recent months in Don Giovanni, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto and Hänsel und Gretel, Ida Aldrian is currently winning considerable acclaim for her role debut as Isabella in Gioacchino Rossini’s opera buffa, which premiered in 1813. At the age of only 21, Rossini composed rousing music to suit the burlesque action full of slapstick and brilliant wit. Its irresistible attraction lies not least in the pulsating finales, pulling the protagonists of the opera and the audience itself into the eddies of passion and confused feelings.

The production was entrusted to the team surrounding Italian director Laura Scozzi, which had already brought Rameau’s Les indes galantes, Mozart’s Magic Flute and Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini to the Nürnberg State Opera. Her staging of Rossini’s opera attempts to bring a current touch to the ironic and somewhat unfathomable clash of the Oriental and Occidental cultures of love, embedding the action in a contemporary context. The Nürnberg State Philharmonic is conducted by Guido Johannes Rumstadt.

The following two advance reports from the Bavarian Television and BR-Klassik give a good impression of this worthwhile production, which premiered on January 16:

BR Mediathek

BR Vorbericht


Marcell Bakonyi, Mustafa
Ina Yoshikawa, Elvira
Irina Maltseva, Zulm
Wonyong Kang, Haly
Levent Bakirci, Taddeo
Martin Platz, Lindoro
Ida Aldrian, Isabella
Pawel Dudus, Dancer
Selina Lettenbichler, Dancer
Tanja Brunner, Erotic Dancer
Nelli Ahlroth, Dance Ensemble
Juliane Bauer, Dance Ensemble
Caroline Krug, Dance Ensemble
Susanne Norenius, Dance Ensemble
Tyshea Lashaune Suggs, Dance Ensemble
Annika Wiessner, Dance Ensemble

Nürnberg State Philharmonic, Chorus and Supernumeraries of the Nürnberg State Theatre

Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Music Director
Laura Scozzi, Director
Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon, Stage Sets
Tal Shacham, Costumes
Christina Schmidl, Dramaturgy
Boris Brinkmann, Video