"The piece is sung and acted to excellent effect by Thomas Humphreys (Tarabotta), Timothy Dickinson (Ormondo), Adam Temple-Smith (Bertrando), Jan Capinski (Batone) and especially Elizabeth Karani as Isabella, while Oliver Gooch’s conducting of the Orpheus Sinfonia similarly contributes to the overall delight of the production." *****
We are again indulging our love of Rossini, in L’Inganno Felice (The Fortunate Deception), a romantic melodrama with buffo elements.
Duke Betrando’s wife Isabella is lost at sea, her boat coming ashore near a mining camp. A decade later the Duke and his entourage arrive and the predictable happens.