This Spring, the New England Conservatory will host the American premiere of the Philip Gossett/Fabrizio Scipioni critical edition of Rossini's La Gazzetta.
Rossini's Gossettized© manuscript, published in 2002, includes the world premiere of a newly-discovered Act I quintet (classic Rossini!) exhumed in 2011 at Palermo's Conservatory Library.
The fully-staged production will be sung by the Conservatory's students from April 6-9 at Boston's Paramount Theater. Gossett will lead two panels at the Conservatory in anticipation and will be awareded with an honorary NEC doctorate on May 18.
Rossini's 1816 Neapolitan comic gem is based on Goldoni’s Il Matrimonio per concorso (“The Wedding Contest”), libretto by Giuseppe Palomba. The photo above is from Dario Fo's 2005 production with the Gran Teatre del Liceu, starring Cinzia Forte as Lisetta.