Singspiel in two acts by W.A. Mozart
New Libretto by Italo Calvino


This production played at Musica Nel Chiostro as part of the Batignano Opera Festival in Tuscany. It opened on 10th August 1991 and then played in repertoire with Stephen Oliver’s adaptation of Mozart’s Opera Buffa L’Oca del Cairo.

Creative Team

Conductor – Paul McGrath
Director – John Caird
Designner – Sue Blane
Lighting – Michael Calf

Director of Musica Nel Chiostro – Adam Pollock
Administrator – Giugi Sesti



Zaïde – Ingrid Attrot
Gomatz – Christopher Ventris
Alazim – Jonathan Veira
Soliman – Philip Doghan
Osmin – David Crown

Narrator – Peppe Barile