Event

Gioachino Rossini, La Scala di seta

other roles to be announced soon
 
Conductor Alvise Casellati
Director Bepi Morassi
Sets & Costumes Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

La Fenice Orchestra

La Fenice production
Atelier Malibran 

La Fenice production
Atelier Malibran

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’.

 

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 to Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Price: 
Paid admission

Friday 20/09/2019 7:00 pm

Thursday 26/09/2019 7:00 pm

Saturday 28/09/2019 3:30 pm

Wednesday 02/10/2019 7:00 pm

Tuesday 08/10/2019 7:00 pm