Rossini, La scala di seta
Gioachino Rossini
from Fri 20.09.2019 to Tue 08.10.2019

Rossini’s first operas were performed in Venice,

and between 1810 and 1813 he produced five farces. La Scala di Seta (The Silken Ladder), third of the series, was premiered in Venice at the Teatro San Moisè on 9th May, 1812. The comic opera is based on a libretto by Giuseppe Foppa, in turn drawn from an opéra comique of the same name in Paris in 1808. The romantic farce centres on Giulia, who is secretly married to Dorvil, and lowers a silken ladder each night to him, while her watchful tutor, who is unaware of the situation, tries to set her up with another suitor. The whole opera features a fast-paced plot full of misunderstandings and spying from secret hiding places, which displays Rossini’s surreal comic verve through a sparkling and innovative musical score, from the splendid Sinfonia to the plot climax and the ‘concertato dell’imbarazzo’.

 

Details

LA FENICE OPERA HOUSE

 

Conductor⎮Alvise Casellati

Director⎮Bepi Morassi

Sets & Costumes⎮Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice

 

CAST
 

Dormont

Cristian Collia

 

Giulia

Irina Dubrovskaya

 

Lucilla

Rosa Bove

 

Dorvil

Francisco Brito

 

Blansac

Claudio Levantino

 

Germano

Filippo Fontana

 

 

La Fenice Orchestra

La Fenice production
Atelier Malibran

English subtitles

The performance lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes

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