17-28 March 2004. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, directed by Vladislav Pazy, with Nikolai Gassiev, Vladimir Moroz, Irina Mataeva, Nadezda Vassilieva. This opera is more commonly known by the title The Duenna, and was first performed in 1946.
For lovers of rarely-performed operas there is Il matrimonio al convento by Prokofiev at the Teatro Regio in Turin (17-28 March 2004). This production comes from the St Petersburgs Marinski theatre and will be conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. This is also an opera buffa, which tells the guises and passions of love, the classical themes of the 18th-century theatre to which the comedy of Sheridan, which inspired Prokofievs unusual work, belongs. Paolo Di Nicola