2 hr 15 min
A comic opera in three acts that recounts the story of Fra Diavolo, who took part in the Neapolitan insurrection against Napoleon's troops. This creation by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, a light, free fantasy, delighted 19th century audiences, fascinated by the romantic figure of a brave bandit lacking neither humour nor elegance.

Music: Daniel-François-Esprit Auber, libretto by Eugène Scribe
By the orchestra, choir and ballet of the Teatro dell'opera di Roma
Musical direction: Rory Macdonald
Choirmaster: Roberto Gabbiani
Stage direction: Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
Cast: John Osborn (Fra Diavolo), Roberto De Candia (Lord Rocburg), Sonia Ganassi (Lady Pamela), Giorgio Misseri (Lorenzo), Alessio Verna (Matteo), Anna Maria Sarra (Zerlina), Jean-Luc Ballestra (Giacomo), Nicola Pamio (Beppo)
Directed by: Stéphane Vérité (France, 2017)