L'italiana in Algeri

From Wind Repertory Project
Gioacchino Rossini

Gioacchino Rossini (ed. Sedlak; rev. Lonoce)

General Info

Year: 1813 / 1992
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Ricordi
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $44.95


Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Dey of Algiers is bent on capturing the heart of Isabella, the beautiful Italian girl found on an abandoned vessel by the Dey's Captain of Corsairs. The Dey has a difficult problem ridding himself of his wife, Elvira, but he believes he has solved it by his plan to marry her off to Lindoro, Isabella's fiancé. Elira, proving herself the wilier, manages to arrange the escape of Isabella and Lindoro from the Dey's domains and at the same time retain the affection of her unsuspecting spouse.

- Program Note from publisher

The Italian Girl in Algiers, an opera buffa, was the second of Rossini's works to achieve great success. It was produced in Venice in 1813. Like most of Rossini's operas it is no longer in the repertoire, but the sparkling melodies of the overture have made it a favorite on band and orchestra programs.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Ensemble (Phil Vallejo, conductor) - 24 May 2021
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Sarah McKoin, conductor) – 3 October 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • L'italiana in Algeri. Wikipedia. Accessed 6 August 2023
  • Rossini, G.; Sedlak, W.; Lonoce, S. (1992). L'Italiana in Algeri : (sinfonia) : per 2 oboi, 2 clarinetti, 2 corni, 2 fagotti e contrabbasso [score]. Ricordi: Milano.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 520.