Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Singing TurkOttoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Larry Wolff

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780804795777

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 17 October 2019

Pappataci and Kaimakan

Pappataci and Kaimakan

Reflections in a Mediterranean Mirror

Chapter:
(p.250) 8 Pappataci and Kaimakan
Source:
The Singing Turk
Author(s):

Larry Wolff

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0008

This chapter focuses on Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, considered as a Venetian triumph for Rossini in 1813, employing Turkish themes that resonated with Venetian-Ottoman history. The libretto by Angelo Anelli had been composed earlier by Luigi Mosca. Rossini’s opera is considered in the context of Mediterranean piracy and captivity, and interpreted as an opera of conquest in which the heroine Isabella executes a successful European campaign against the Algerian Mustafa Bey—in some sense anticipating the French invasion of Algeria in 1830. The farce of reciprocal Ottoman-European honors—Pappataci and Kaimakan—is shown to reflect not the unbridgeable differences but rather the Mediterranean resemblances between the Napoleonic Italians and the Ottoman Algerians. Isabella’s famous aria “Pensa alla patria” presented Italian patriotism within an Ottoman scenario. The basso Filippo Galli sang the role of Mustafa Bey, as he sang all of Rossini’s leading Turkish roles.

Keywords:   Algeria, Angelo Anelli, captivity, Filippo Galli, L’Italiana in Algeri (Rossini), Mediterranean region, Luigi Mosca, Napoleon, piracy, Gioachino Rossini

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.