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The Italian Girl in Algiers Press Quotes

2009 Review Quotes


"This Italian Girl in Algiers is irresistible."


Read the complete review in The Independent


"Italian Girl is lots of fun and not to be missed."


"The Company gets it exactly right with Colin McColl's delightfully irreverent take on The Italian Girl in Algiers."


Read the complete review in The Guardian


 "It is outrageous, ingenious, funny and downright mental."


"If you have a sense of humour and would like a colourful night out, then give this a shot"


"Just go and see it. Have some fun."


"The cast is fabulous, with Karen Cargill, Tiziano Bracci and Thomas Walker in particular pelting full-on into the spirit of the show." 


Read the complete review in The Herald




"The ambitious staging succeeds on a number of levels."


"The best performances came from Tiziano Bracci as Mustafa and Thomas Walker as the sleazy Lindoro, who formed a comedy double act that was irresistible." 


Read the complete review in The Scotsman 

Quotes from the opening night in New Zealand (May 2009)


'Set on the TV set of a Latino soap opera, this production with its minimalist set and green screen is a chaotic comedy.'

Capital Times


'It wasn't traditional, it wasn't what I expected and I loved it. Sizzling and steamy, colourful and flamboyant with a live orchestra haunting and driven.'

River City Press


'The Italian Girl in Algiers launched this year's NBR New Zealand Opera season in a riot of lime green, chintz and glamour, complete with a bevy of bodacious babes.'

New Zealand Herald


'Its tsunami tide of effervescence and ingenuity swept over the footlights. New Zealand Opera’s L'Italiani in Algeri became an object lesson in high art and comic entertainment.'

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