Britten Sinfonia and Opera Rara revive their successful partnership to present a rarely performed exotic Donizetti operatic masterpiece. Il furioso was inspired by Cervantes’ Don Quixote and features a young man driven mad by his erring wife who takes refuge on a Caribbean island.
The opera was one of Donizetti’s most popular and often-performed works in his lifetime. In this revival, a stellar cast is conducted by new Opera Rara Artistic Director Carlo Rizzi. Il sees the return of soprano Albina Shagimuratova following her
acclaimed performances of Il Paria at the Barbican in June 2019 and her award-winning Semiramide at the BBC Proms in 2016.