Aria: Mentre stava a testa ritta

Composer: Rossini Gioachino

Opera: L'equivoco stravagante

Role: Gamberotto (Bass)

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Stava dirà la terra. Il Gran Sacerdote. Aureliano in Palmira. RossiniDeh! ti ferma ti placa. Assur. Semiramide. RossiniSia qualunque delle figlie. Don Magnifico. La Cenerentola. RossiniManca un foglio. Doctor Bartolo. The Barber of Seville. RossiniIl mio germe, che di Pallade. Gamberotto. L'equivoco stravagante. RossiniLa Calunnia. Don Basilio. The Barber of Seville. RossiniHo la testa, o è andata via?. Bruschino. Il signor Bruschino. RossiniOcchietti miei vezzosi. Buralicchio. L'equivoco stravagante. RossiniBella Italia!. Selim. Il turco in Italia. RossiniA un dottor dell mia sorte. Doctor Bartolo. The Barber of Seville. Rossini
L'equivoco stravagante (Italian pronunciation: [leˈkwiːvoko stravaˈɡante]; The Curious Misunderstanding) is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Gaetano Gasbarri. It was Rossini's first attempt at writing a full two-act opera.
L'equivoco stravagante was first performed at the Teatro del Corso, Bologna, on 26 October 1811. It was only performed three times before the police closed the production down, possibly because the text touched on the subject of army desertion. The music of the overture was subsequently lost.
The opera was first produced in the United States (in English translation as The Bizarre Deception) by the Bronx Opera in January 2004.
Ermanno loves Ernestina, who is attracted to the rich, but foolish, Buralicchio. Ermanno's scheming results in Ernestina being arrested on suspicion of having deserted from the army (and really being a man in disguise), but he rescues her, and all ends happily.