L'equivoco stravagante

Composer: Rossini Gioachino

Arias (sheet music for voice and piano):

Buralicchio (Bass)

Occhietti miei vezzosi

Ermanno (Tenor)

D'un tenero ardoreSento da mille furie

Ernestina (Contralto)

Nel core un vuoto io provoSe per te lieta ritorno

Frontino (Tenor)

Vedrai fra poco nascere

Gamberotto (Bass)

Il mio germe, che di PalladeMentre stava a testa rittaParla, favella, e poi

Rosalia (Mezzo)

Quel furbarel d'amore

Vocal score

Rosalia's Aria. PDF 0Mb
voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
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.